Rita Brockman, 90, St. Meinrad

Rita Brockman, 90, of St. Meinrad, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Northwood Good Samaritan Retirement Center in Jasper.

Rita was born April 1, 1931 in Tell City to Henry and Catherine (Eberle) Strobel.

She married Levinus Brockman on November 27, 1952 in St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Tell City. He preceded her in death on January 9, 2006.

Rita was a loving mother and Homemaker. Rita was a member of St. Meinrad and St. Ferdinand Catholic Churches, St. Meinrad Legion Auxiliary and owner of Lincoln Heritage Antiques.

She is survived by four sons, Paul (Judy) Brockman and Terry (Sandy) Brockman, both of Ferdinand, Steve Brockman of New Albany and Fred (Jennifer) Brockman of Jasper; two daughters, Rita (John) Cherkis of Semmes, Ala. and Kathy (Joe) Schaefer of Bardstown, Ky.; daughters-in-law, Michelle Brockman and Cindy Brockman, both of St. Meinrad; a brother, Paul Strobel of Tell City; and a sister, Carol Dauby of Tell City; 16 grandchildren, Ryan, Darin and Grant Brockman, Matthew and Kara Cornett, Amy, Adam and Hannah Brockman,  J.R, J.D. and Cassie Brockman, Karen Cherkis, Amanda Brockman and Brittany VanWinkle, Nathan and Audry Schaefer; 19 great-grandchildren.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Levinus; a son, Mark Brockman; sisters, Dorothy Ferrando, Mary Rose Birchler, Ann Wirthwein and Frances O’Brian; a brother, Henry Stobel.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 7, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. In St. Ferdinand Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand and 7:00 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Dubois County Right to Life.

Online condolences at www.becherfuneralhome.com.


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