Mary Broeker, 95, Huntingburg

Mary BroekerMary Broeker, 95, of Huntingburg, died Saturday (May 28) at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born in Jasper May 7, 1921, Herman and Clara (Hopf) Kluemper.  She married Ralph W. “Buzz” Broeker April 24, 1941, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper. He died November 19, 2003.

Mary 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 and its Ladies Sodality, and the V.F.W. Post No. 2366 Auxiliary. She enjoyed quilting, reading, completingpuzzles of all kinds, and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

She is survived by two daughters, Dianne (Gene) Mehringer, Ireland, and Annette (Mike) Kugler, Huntingburg; four sons, Don Broeker and wife Pat and John Broeker and wife Peg, all of Huntingburg, Bill Broeker and wife Shirley, Oakland City, and Rich Broeker and wife Joan, Rockport; 16 grandchildren; two step grandchildren, 33 great- grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, David Broeker, three brothers, Edwin, Andy, and Robert Kluemper, and one sister, Margaret Burger.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A parish rosary prayer vigil will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. The V.F.W. Auxilary will conduct a vigil service at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Condolences may be shared online at Funeral services at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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