Arta Patricia Broman was the second child born to Arthur and Colleen Broman on October 17, 1944. She was a tiny little blonde with a curious mind and heart full of glee. Her older sibling, James Broman, was two years older. Artie was ambitious, intuitive and beautiful. She had dreamed of being a dancer and danced her way throughout her childhood at the best of schools. As she matured into a young woman, she married early to Charles Kallweit. They became parents of a baby girl, named Kelley on January 2, 1962. Throughout the years, Artie continued to educate herself, work (sometimes two jobs) and all while being a single parent, as her young marriage was not to last. She did whatever it took to provide for her family. With every job, she grew in strength and determination. During her years as a Real Estate agent, Artie joined the Lutheran Women's Missionary League, a proud era in her life. In the early '70's, she met Richard. When true love and friendship are the foundation of a any relationship, it is a blessing from above. Arta and Richard were blessed. It was just meant to be. They were married on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1974. When she became a grandmother, she devoted her love and time to her grandchildren. She was so proud and loved being a grandma. She did whatever she could for them, love them, protect them, and yes, spoil them beyond words. Her grandchildren were everything to her. Her love of Christ and love of family fulfilled her in ways no career or life experience could ever compare. Arta was patriotic, loved her country and stood by her beliefs as proud as anyone I know. A true American citizen. As the years passed she endured the loss of her mother Colleen and father Art, and handled it all with grace and dignity. In the early 2000's, Artie was diagnosed with COPD. For nearly 15 years she fought the disease with courage and strength, Richard by her side every step of the way. In the end, she fought a hard battle and although her illness was too great to overcome she showed bravery in the face of impossible odds. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. We will take comfort in knowing she is pain free, now in the loving and merciful arms of the Lord. And to know she will be met with open arms and be reunited with her family and friends who passed on before her. Rest In Peace, Artie ... we love you.