Mary Broeker, age 95, of Huntingburg, passed away at 8:40 p.m., on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand.
She was born May 7, 1921, in Jasper, Indiana to Herman and Clara (Hopf) Kluemper. She married Ralph W. Broeker on April 24, 1941, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper. Mrs. Broeker retired as a school cook, having worked at St. Mary’s and Crestview Schools. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg, St. Mary’s Ladies Sodality, and the V.F.W. Post #2366 Auxiliary. Mary enjoyed quilting, reading, completing puzzles of all kinds, and was an avid Cubs fan. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Ralph “Buzz” Broeker, who died November 19, 2003; one son, David Broeker; three brothers, Edwin, Andy and Robert Kluemper; and one sister, Margaret Burger.
She is survived by: two daughters, Dianne (Gene) Mehringer of Ireland and Annette (Mike) Kugler of Huntingburg; four sons, Don (Pat) Broeker of Huntingburg, John (Peg) Broeker of Huntingburg, Bill (Shirley) Broeker of Oakland City and Rich (Joan) Broeker of Rockport; by (16) grandchildren, (2) step grandchildren, (33) great grandchildren and (6) step great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mary Broeker will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-8:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Wednesday. A parish rosary prayer vigil will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home, and a V.F.W. Post #2366 Auxiliary vigil will be held at 6:00 p.m.,Wednesday, at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com