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Dorothy Marie Peters Broeker
Birth: Mar. 4, 1927
Pulaski County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 2006
Marshall County
Indiana, USA


~~She Loved Us ~~

Mom is not a big enough word for the wonderful woman who was a huge part of our lives. We say that she loved to cook. Her real joy was watching her kids eat and enjoy each other's company...and then her grandkids came along and they, too, joined us at the table. Eventually, there were great-grandkids, and they were welcomed, also! There were never too many people...No one was turned away from her home. She loved us.

Her hugs will long be remembered. She gave them out freely and lovingly. There was no limit on them. She was always there to wrap her arms around us during joy and sorrow. She loved us.

She smiled, too. She smiled no matter how hard life was or what challenges she faced. She never complained even during chemo. She made the other patients laugh with her. Every one who ever met her became a friend...most became family. She was called, "Grandma" by over half the people in the four-county area. She had a warm heart for all. She loved us.

We all saw her suffer and know she is now in a better place. But she will be missed. Deeply, deeply missed. We take comfort in the fact that one day, we will see her again. She will greet us at the gates of heaven. I can already see that bright, genuine smile and her arms out-stretched excitedly...waiting to embrace us. She will be there to walk us home. She loved us.

And we loved her, too.



Dorothy M. Broeker, 78, of Culver, passed away at 7:25 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2006 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Dorothy was born in Winamac on March 4, 1927. She was the daughter of Edward and Ethel (Jones) Peters, who preceded her in death. She attended the Winamac Schools.

On May 6, 1949, she married Clarence E. Broeker in Plymouth. He preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 1978.

Dorothy worked for and retired from Young Door Company of Plymouth. Her mission in life was taking care of her family. She also enjoyed cooking. She was a member of the Culver Eagles Ladies Auxiliary and a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church of Culver.

Dorothy is survived by her sons: Paul (Janice) Broeker of Culver, John (Bonnie) Broeker of Plymouth, and James (Brenda) Broeker of Ora; daughters: Linda (Ronald) Porter of Kewanna and Mary Sweeten of Greenbrier, Ark.; sister, Edna Mae (James) Snyder of Plymouth; brothers: Harold (Barbara) Peters of Plymouth and Roger Peters; sisters-in-law:Jane and AnneMarie Broeker and Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Kirkpatrick, all of Culver; 11 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; son Joseph Broeker who passed away in 1998, and two brothers.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Bonine-Odom Funeral Home in Culver where friends may join the family in honoring Dorothy's life on Thursday, Jan 26 from 3 to 8 p.m. Rev. Ron Lewellen will officiate funeral services on Friday, Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m. at the Bonine-Odom
Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Burr Oak Cemetery.

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Family links: 
  Edward George Peters (1899 - 1962)
  Ethel Marie Jones Peters (1900 - 1954)
  Clarence Emil Broeker (1909 - 1978)*
  Joseph A Broeker (1954 - 1998)*
  Richard H. Jones (1888 - 1954)*
  Raymond E Peters (1920 - 1965)*
  Richard H. Peters (1923 - 1976)*
  Dorothy Marie Peters Broeker (1927 - 2006)
  Harold E. Peters (1929 - 2006)*
  Edna M. Peters Snyder (1932 - 2007)*
  Roger Allen Peters (1942 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Burr Oak Cemetery
Marshall County
Indiana, USA
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Dorothy Marie <i>Peters</i> Broeker
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