Philip M. Brokenicky
Philip M. Brokenicky, age 67, of Manhattan, KS died December 31, 2016 at his home.
He was born on his father’s birthday, August 7, 1949 in Marysville, KS the son of Milan E. Brokenicky and Maxine (Nichols) Brokenicky.
Phil graduated from Valley Heights High School in Blue Rapids, KS. He attended Kansas State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Business Administration in 1971 and an MBA in 1972.
Phil was active in the community, serving on the Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Board at the time of the hospitals merger. He was active in the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce serving on the board and receiving the Chairman of the Year award. He also chaired the United Way in 1978 and their goal was achieved.
He was in banking for several years and served as CFO of Steel and Pipe Supply before purchasing New Horizons RV Corp. in Junction City, KS in 2002. In 2015 he received the Kansas Small Business Person of the Year from the US Small Business Administration. Because of his love of design and building, he was instrumental in the development of Colony Meadows, the Enclave in Grand Mere and numerous houses in Manhattan and Colorado.
In his spare time he loved to fish or golf and most of all spend time with his family.
On August 22, 1970 he was united in marriage to the former Karen Smerchek, at the United Methodist Church in Blue Rapids, KS. To the union 3 children were born.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Karen, of the home.
Also surviving are his children Drew Brokenicky (Shellee), Erin Stadel (Todd) and Cole Brokenicky (Janie) all of Manhattan. He is also survived by his 7 grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Avrey, Blake and Cambell Brokenicky, Kobe and Konner Stadel and Ava and Ethan Brokenicky. Also surviving are several in-laws, nieces and nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Lana Viers and Elizabeth.
Celebration of Life Service will be Friday January 6, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the University Christian Church Auditorium, 2803 Claflin Avenue, Manhattan with Senior Minister Barry Park officiating. Private Inurnment will be at the Czech-Moravian Cemetery in northern Riley County.
The family will greet friends during a visitation on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
Memorials have been established for Kansas State Athletics and University Christian Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com