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home : obituaries : obituaries Saturday, June 25, 2016

8/10/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Mary Jane Bronson
Mary Jane Bronson, 84, of DeWitt, formerly of Maquoketa, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital in Davenport.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Maquoketa.

Family and friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Lahey Funeral Home in Maquoketa, where a Rosary will be held at 7 p.m.

Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Maquoketa.

Mary Jane Bronson was born Aug. 16, 1928, to Gustave and Mary McMahon Ruchotzke in Green Island. She graduated from Preston High School.

She was united in marriage to Johnie Bronson Aug. 27, 1947, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Maquoketa.

She was a homemaker and helped her husband on their family farm. She enjoyed traveling and square dancing. She loved to play cards, go for walks and shop with her daughters.

She loved her family, friends and especially her husband, whom she missed dearly.

She is survived by 10 children: Jean (Jim) Trenkamp of Preston, Susan (Darcy) Keil of Baldwin, Kathleen Bronson of Maquoketa, Joann (Joe) Hovey of Wayland, Mary (Rod) Keeney of DeWitt, Terry (Brenda) Bronson of Maquoketa, Steven (Julie) Bronson of Saunemin, Ill., Patrick (Michele) Bronson and John Bronson of Maquoketa, David (Deborah) Bronson of Clifton Park, N.Y.; 30 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister, Shirley Turner of Mesa, Ariz.; and a brother, Ambrose (Bernetta) Ruchotzke of DeWitt.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Bernadette; and a brother-in-law.

Online condolences may be left for the family at .


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