Ingeborg Rose Broda (née Heinzmann) passed away on June 7, 2021 at the age of 94. She was born January 9,1927 in Eisenburg bei Memmingen, Germany to Beda and Ida Heinzmann. Surviving World War II, she met her future husband, Army Medic Stephen Broda Jr. in 1945 during the U.S. occupation of Bavaria. She was confirmed in the Catholic faith in 1947 by the bishop of Augsburg, and her Catholic faith remained important to her the rest of her life. She immigrated to the United States where she and Stephen were married in Cleveland,Ohio on June 26,1948. In1952, she became a U.S. citizen, and in 1955 moved to Jefferson, Ohio where she lived the rest of her life. In Jefferson, she and her husband raised their five sons, and she was a member of St. Joseph Calasanctius Church where she was involved in the Altar and Rosary Society. She loved being a homemaker, gardening, knitting, and doing crossword puzzles that helped her learn and maintain her English.
She was predeceased by her husband in 1997, infant son Stephen III, her parents of Germany, and siblings Johann, Günther, Rolf, Kurt, and Jutta of Germany, Arthur of France, and Helmut of Ohio. She is survived by five sons: Dr. Lawrence (Janice) of Falmouth, Maine; Brian (Melodie) of Sagamore Hills; Curt of Fowler; Martin (Denise) of Wooster; and Peter (Jessica) of North Charleston, South Carolina. Other surviving family includes siblings Ruth of Bad Sobernheim and Jürgen of Memmingen, Germany; sister-in-law Elfriede of Ohio; twelve grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and extended family in Germany, France, Spain, and the United States.
She was a kind, gentle person who loved cooking for others and welcoming them into her home. She was loved, and she will be missed.
Funeral mass will be held Saturday at 11:00AM at St. Joseph Calasanctius Church, 32 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson with Fr. John Ettinger officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 6-8PM at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph Calasanctius Church (above address) or Jefferson Senior Center, 11 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH 44047. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff are privilaged to serve the Ingeborg Broda family. View obituary and express condolences at fleming-billman.com.
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St. Joseph Calasanctius Church
32 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson OH 44047
Jefferson Senior Center
11 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson OH 44047