Thelma Broerman

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CRANBERRY PRAIRIE — Thelma Matilda (Hartings) Broerman, age 86, of Cranberry Prairie, died on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at her home.

She was born Aug. 10, 1929, in Cranberry Prairie, to the late Joseph and Mary (Evers) Hartings. On June 23, 1951, she married Lawrence Broerman, who died Aug. 10, 1996.

She is survived by children, Gin and John Voress, of New Bremen, Charlie and Dolly Broerman, of New Bremen, Phyllis Broerman, of New Bremen, Nancy Bond, of Celina, Mark and Jenny Broerman, of North Star, Walter and Ronda Broerman, of Carthagena, and Sandy Poeppelman, of New Bremen; daughter-in-law, Pam Broerman, of Spencerville; siblings, Ernest and Alfreda Hartings, of Coldwater, Patricia Broerman, of New Bremen, Lester and Delores Hartings, of St. Henry, Betty and Jack Romer, of St. Henry, Linus and Carol Hartings, of Coldwater, and Myron and Patty Hartings, of Mendon; in-laws, Frank Broerman, of Tipp City, Carl and Rose Broerman, of Fort Loramie, and Joe Wuebker, of New Bremen.

She was preceded in death by a son, Tom Broerman, brother and sisters, Evelyn Bertke, Virginia Hartings and Virgil Hartings, in-laws, Louis Bertke, Al Broerman, Leo Broerman, Dorothy Wuebker, Vera Meyer Arling, Mary Louise and Marion Shadley, Hilda Broerman, Marlene Broerman, Kenneth Meyer, Walter Arling, Marie Broerman and Clarina Broerman.

She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, Cranberry Prairie and the Ladies Sodality. She worked part time at Chief Markets in Coldwater, and assisted cooking weddings. Thelma loved to crochet, quilt, do puzzles and read.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at St. Francis Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 9:45 a.m.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2015