Thomas "Ray" Raymond Brodbeck Jr., age 78 of Keweenaw Bay, MI passed away on Monday, September 13, 2010 at his home with his family by his side.
He was born may 8, 1932 in Peoria, IL son of Thomas Raymond and Elsie Gail (Anderson) Brodbeck. Ray graduated from Spalding High School in Peoria, IL in 1950. He was in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He married the former Barbara Clement on February 9, 1952 at St. Cecilia Church in Peoria, IL.
Ray was a member of the Society of the Sons of the American Revolutionary War, life member Sons of the Revolution, life member of the Society of the War of 1812, member of the Society of the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims. He was a past Illinois State Registrar for the Society of Sons of the American Revolutionary War and the Society of the War of 1812, past President of the John Hancock Chapter, SAR in Illinois, member of the American Legion Post 144 in L'Anse, MI.
He was a member of St. Ann's Church in Baraga, Third & Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Past Faithful navigator of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, board member of the Baraga County memorial Hospital and Bayside Village Nursing Home. Ray's hobbies include fishing and genealogy.
Surviving are his wife Barbara of Keweenaw Bay; sons, Richard (Josephine) Brodbeck of Peoria, IL, Roger St. Clair Brodbeck of Baraga; daughter, Mary E. Hughes of Peoria, IL; sister Suzanne McCabe of Edwards, IL; grandchildren, Anthony Hughes, Beth Ann Ledbetter, Amber Holly all of Peoria, IL, Hannah Brodbeck and Addie Brodbeck both of Palm Springs, CA; great grandchildren Emily Anne, Olivia Anne, and Kylei Elizabeth.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus or St. Ann's Church.
A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, September 18th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann's Church in Baraga. Visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church. Fr. John Longbucco will officiate with Deacon John Cadeau assisting . The Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse is assisting the family.
Friends may sign Ray's guest book or send condolences at www.jacobsonfuneralhome.com