Donald J. Broccardo
1950 - 2021
March 5, 1950
January 8, 2021

Donald J. Broccardo

LOWELL, IN - Donald J. Broccardo, age 70, of Lowell, IN, formerly of Steger, IL passed away Friday, January 8, 2021. Beloved husband of Janice Broccardo, nee Ackman. Loving father of Dana (Rick) Ranieri, Adam Broccardo, and Amy (Ted) Knoll. Devoted grandfather of Sarah, Kaitlyn, Alyssa, Arianna, Peyton, and Destiny and great-grandfather of Ariyana and Madelyn. Dear brother of Donna Broccardo and Robert Broccardo. Uncle of several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Anthony and Anna Elizabeth Broccardo. Don was a member of Local 786 Teamsters Union for 39 years serving as a Driver, Business Agent and Trustee.

Visitation Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at SMITS FUNERAL HOME, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN with a prayer service to be held at 4:15 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. directly at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 1 W. Wilhelm St. Schererville, IN. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or The Shriners. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guest book at

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Published by The Times on Jan. 12, 2021.
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Smits Funeral Home
2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN 46311
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
1 W. Wilhelm St., Schererville, Indiana
Funeral services provided by:
Smits Funeral Home
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Condolences from members of Don's Mendel Class of 1968.
j farris
January 25, 2021
My condolences to the Broccardo family. I spent a large portion of my adolescence in the Brocardo home and Don was very influential as second parent. Rest In Peace
Chip Wortel
January 16, 2021
Our condolences to you Janice and your family. He was so pleasant to talk to and hangout with at work. He was one of my favorite members too at DirectBuy. Keeping you all in our prayers.
Miguel and Fay Pulido from DirectBuy
January 14, 2021
Deepest sympathy to Jan and the family. Don was a very devoted father grandfather and great grandfather. He was a friend to many and will be missed.
Oneta Jensen
January 13, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss... I loved him as a friend... and as a brother..
my sincere condolences... gee!!
God bless you All in the months to sad
Greg Morin
January 13, 2021
Donny and I were in the same graduation class (1964) at St Louis of France. That smile ! Way back then he was funny, and goofy, and he made us smile.
Christine Pagel
January 12, 2021
RIP Donald. I lived next door to you for a long time. Many years of fond memories.
Pj Stawicki
January 12, 2021
Nelda and Lilly
January 12, 2021
A very special fellow ... and will be missed by family AND friends.
Nellie Thomas
January 11, 2021