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Mary J. Brodine, 95, of Rockford, passed away peacefully in the arms of her loving family on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Morning Star Village. Born on April 22, 1923, in Sterling, IL, the daughter of Charles J. and Ida (Kaminskey) Ladenberger. She married Charles A. Brodine in September 1978; he predeceased her in 1992. Mary was a member of Second Congregational Church and former member of Rockford Country Club and University Club.
Mary treasured her family; especially her daughters, Darlene (Robert) Cheadle of Oklahoma, Cheryl (Larry) Bargren of Arizona, and Debra (Steve) Grotheer of Rockford; step-daughter, Joan (Karen); five special grandchildren, Andrew (Luz) Bargren, Elisabeth (Matthew) Spelich, Adam (Jessica) Gustaitis, Joshua (Megan) Grotheer, and Daniel Grotheer; six great-grandchildren; and nephew, Charles (Paula) Ladenberger III.
A Time of Sharing by the family will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford. Visitation prior from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the chapel. Private family graveside services in Marsh Cemetery. Following the burial, a luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. at University Club, 945 N. Main St, Rockford. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 363 Financial Ct. #300, Rockford, IL 61107.

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  1. Monique

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss your family is experiencing. It is at this time that the memories we share help bring us comfort. The memories of our loved ones friends bring a smile to our face too. There is also a hope that can help comfort us during these trying times as well. Isaiah 25:8, assures us that God will wipe the tears from our faces and eliminate death forever.

  2. Lou Dallman

    It was a joy to have gotten to know Mary Bodine and her wonderful family. Brought us all so much joy. May God be with you all! I will miss you all.

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