Dorothy M. Bronkema

Dorothy M. Bronkema
Dorothy M. Bronkema of Merrill, Wisconsin (formerly of Otsego) passed away Friday, December 12, 2008 in Merrill, WI. Mrs. Bronkema was born April 10, 1917 in Otsego, Michigan to Alfred and Anna (Beck) Baker. Dorothy had worked as a dietary supervisor for PippHospital where, after her retirement, she volunteered and was President of the Hospital Guild. She attended the Otsego Church of God and was member of the Mom’s Club. Dorothy was also a past member of the Otsego Order of the Eastern Star #169. In 1984, at age 67, she received her diploma from OtsegoHigh school. Surviving are four children, Gene (Dolores) Bronkema of Kalamazoo, Gary (Mary) Bronkema of  Schoolcraft, Gail Snyder of Merrill, WI and Beth (Steve) Tidd of Delton; 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Raymond (Joyce) Baker of Otsego; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Glen Bronkema, 2 sisters, Leona Bial and Verla Pillars, a brother Francis ‘Hank’ Baker, and a son-in-law, Don Snyder. Friends may meet the family from 4 to 6 P.M. Thursday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held at 6:00 P.M., Pastor Stephen J. Burrow officiating. Private family burial will be at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Dorothy may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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