Richard Broich, 65, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines surrounded by his loving family.

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at noon Saturday, April 14,  at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

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Richard was born Feb. 7, 1947, in Carroll, to Frank and Loretta Broich.  He was a retired Des Moines police officer of 20 years and was a proud veteran of the Air Force.  

Richard is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Broich and Polly Mason; grandson, Jacob; five sisters; and one brother.  

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.