MARTHA RACHEL BROKAW (NEE WALLACE) HAMMOND, IN Martha R. Brokaw, age 76, of Hammond entered into eternal life on Thursday, April 25, 2013. She is survived by her beloved husband of 23 years, David E. Brokaw; four children: Debbie Hastings, Pam (Greg) Palikan, Marsha (Bill) Sorge, Danny (Cindy) Hastings; five grandchildren: Destine, Michael, Stephanie, Daniel and Michelle; five great grandchildren; stepsons: Brian, Chris and Terrence Brokaw; two sisters: Margaret (Charlie) Craine and Fannie Smart; several nieces, nephews, and a host of dear friends. Martha was preceded in death by her son, Michael Hastings; parents: Marvin and Eula Wallace; and six brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. directly at Christian Fellowship Church, 605-165th Street, Hammond with Pastor Michael Matiscik officiating. Burial will follow at Concordia Cemetery, Hammond. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond (Hessville) from 4:00-8:00 p.m. There will be a time of viewing at the church Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 10:00 a.m. Martha had been a resident of Hammond since 1971. She was a faithful member of Christian Fellowship Church. Martha was an avid reader, she loved to work in her garden, enjoyed bird watching, working on crafts, and was an outstanding cook. Martha was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and a beloved friend to many. She will best be remembered for her kindness toward others and her sweet spirit. For more information you may call Bocken Funeral Home at (219) 844-1600 or visit us at: www.bockenfunerals.com
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Published in The Times from Apr. 27 to Apr. 28, 2013