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Lucille Mary (Hamilton) DeBroeck

October 14, 1925 ~ September 11, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Lucille Mary DeBroeck, 97, of Highland, Mich., formerly of Rock Island, died Monday, September 11, 2023 at Village Manor Retirement, Howell, Mich.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Monday, September 18, 2023 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island.  The mass will be live-streamed and recorded by visiting https://vimeo.com/864013593.  A rosary will be recited at 1:30 pm followed by visitation from 2-5 pm Sunday, September 17, 2023 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Avenue, Rock Island.  Burial will take place at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Lucille was born on October 14, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of Thomas H. and Lucille A. Guempel Hamilton.  She married Leonard H. DeBroeck, Jr. on August 24, 1946 in Kirkwood, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on August 10, 1998.

Lucille worked at the Moline Lutheran Hospital and retired from the United Medical Center in 1990.

Lucille is a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island.  She was a cancer society and lung association neighborhood canvasser for several years.  She volunteered at Trinity Medical Center and at the Sacred Heart food pantry. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Mary Lu (Melvin) Cramer, Leonard H. DeBroeck III, Stephen T. (Judy) DeBroeck, Mark H. (Kathy Boone) DeBroeck, Susan L. (Gary) Eastman; eleven grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister, Adaline Blasé Stroup, brother, Thomas T. Hamilton; daughter-in-law, Cindy DeBroeck; and granddaughter, Brandeis DeBroeck.

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Recitation of the Rosary
September 17, 2023

1:30 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
3030 - 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

September 17, 2023

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
3030 - 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Mass of Christian Burial
September 18, 2023

10:00 AM
St Pius X Catholic Church (Rock Island)

Video is available for this event


Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island


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