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Alice J. Broholm

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Broholm, Alice J. A memorial service for Alice Juckem Broholm will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Ferguson. Interment in the columbarium of Christ Church Cathedral will be private. She died March 18 in Lawrence, Kan. She was born Alice Evelyn Juckem on Dec. 8, 1918, in Minneapolis, to Edward and Emily (Rollmann) Juckem. She graduated from Washburn High School in Minneapolis; in 1941 she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota, where she also took graduate courses. She and Robert E. Broholm were married on Feb. 6, 1943, in Minneapolis, and she moved with him to St. Louis, where he worked for Mallinckrodt Chemical Works. They settled in Ferguson in 1948 and joined St. Stephen's, which they attended for nearly 60 years. She served on the parish's vestry and as clerk to the vestry, and she was active in Episcopal Church Women. Alice taught eighth-grade U.S. history and ninth-grade citizenship for 22 years at Ferguson Junior High School, retiring in 1984. While teaching, she completed a Master of Arts in Teaching at Webster College and took further graduate courses. She maintained a lifelong, lively interest in history, current events, and politics. She and Bob traveled extensively around the United States, including trips to Alaska and Hawaii; they toured Europe and Scandinavia and took a cruise through the Panama Canal. They were season ticket holders at the Muny, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and Fox Theatre. Alice played bridge nearly every chance she got, until just before her 95th birthday. Alice's grandchildren knew her as Grandma Sugar because she called them Sugar. She researched her family history extensively, scouring county courthouses and library archives in Wisconsin, and maintaining affectionate contact with Rollmann relatives in Germany. She was preceded in death by her husband, and a grandson, Eric Martin. Survivors include a sister, Harriet Oakes, and husband, William, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a daughter, Karen Martin, and husband, James, Bloomfield Village, Mich.; a son, John, and wife, Nancy Giossi, Lawrence, Kan.; a granddaughter, Kristin Martin, and husband, Josh Drucker, Oak Park, Ill.; a grandson, Jonathan Martin, Princeton, N.J.; and two great grandchildren, Benjamin and Rebecca Drucker.
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Apr. 23, 2014
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