Jeanette (Gerschutz) Broecker

July 19, 1945 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 76)


Jeanette Broecker

  FORT JENNINGS – Jeanette Broecker, 76, of Fort Jennings passed away at 6:40 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at her residence.  She was born July 19, 1945 in New Bavaria to the late Wilfred and Marcella (Birkemeier) Gerschutz. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, James Metzger.   On April 27, 1968, she married James Broecker, he survives in Fort Jennings.

  Jeanette is also survived by four daughters: Paula (Joe) Kobalka of Westerville, Shelly (Pat) Pruden of Middle Point, Shawn Heiing of Fort Jennings, and Sheri (Brad) Pugh of Pandora; eight grandchildren: Crystal (Aaron), Joe (Ashley), Ariel, Brice, Rylee, Dylan, Bryan, and Tyler; four great-grandchildren: Cailey, Brayden, Dillon, and Brendan; two sisters: Carolyn Bock of Westfield Center, Jane Askins of Defiance; and a brother: Greg Gerschutz of Beaufort, South Carolina.

  She is preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Gerschutz.

  Jeanette retired from Lakeview Farms, Delphos where she worked in Accounts Receivable.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings.  Jeanette really enjoyed her activities with Norma, Mary Jean, Ruth, Dorothy, Kay, and her lifetime friend Marcia.  She loved her adventurous outings with her grandkids.  Jeanette will always be remembered for her generous and giving heart.

  Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings with Father Charles Obinwa officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  A visitation will be held on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township and again on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at the Church.

  Memorial Donations may be made to Putnam County Home Health, Putnam County CAP or Mercy Health Foundation of Greater Lima, Pediatric Fund.

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January 14, 2022

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home - Jackson Twp
16085 St Rt 634
Ft. Jennings, Ohio 45844

January 15, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
135 N. Water St
Ft. Jennings, Ohio 45844

Funeral Mass
January 15, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
135 N. Water St
Ft. Jennings, Ohio 45844


Putnam County Homecare and Hospice
575 OG Road Suite 3, PO Box 312, Ottawa OH 45875
Tel: 1-419-523-4449

Putnam County CAP
PO Box 165, Glandorf OH 45848

Mercy Health Foundation of Greater Lima, Pediatric Fund
Lima OH

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