Mary Kathryn Broeker (nee Harrington), age 77
May 9, 2014
Mary Kathryn Broeker (nee Harrington), age 77, a resident of Naperville, Illinois, since 1974, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at her home. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa. Beloved wife of the late John "Jack" Webster Broeker, whom she married April 16, 1968, and who preceded her in death May 16, 1991. Loving mother of John (Melissa) Broeker of Springfield, Illinois, David (Susan) Broeker of Skillman, New Jersey, and Ann (Kenneth) Broeker of Alexandria, Virginia. Adored grandmother of John "Jack", Nick, William, and Page; devoted daughter of the late Nadine and Daniel Harrington. Mary grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was a graduate of McKinley High School and the University of Iowa, Iowa City. A homemaker, Mary also worked as a reading specialist with Naperville School District #203 for many years and helped in the library at All Saints Catholic Academy, Naperville. Mary volunteered at Hesed House in Aurora, Illinois and with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and St. Raphael Catholic Church, both in Naperville. She was a long suffering fan of the Chicago Cubs and a season ticket holder for many years. Visitation Thursday, May 8, 4:00-8:00 P.M. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville. Services will begin Friday, May 9, 9:00 A.M. from the funeral home and will proceed to a 9:30 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 36 N. Ellsworth Street, Naperville. A reception will follow at the SS. Peter & Paul Church Ministry Center. Family and friends will meet for graveside services Saturday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Badger Hill Cemetery, Gladbrook, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to: St. Vincent DePaul Society, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville, IL 60540, (630)718-2127. For a complete obituary please visit www.friedrich-jones.com or call (630)355-0213.
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