Carol Ann Broda | Aug. 24, 1941 - Aug. 7, 2013

Woman touched many lives

2013-09-11T00:00:00Z Woman touched many livesCarrie Rodovich Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
September 11, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Carol Ann Broda was an outgoing woman who touched the lives of everyone who knew her, said her daughter, Carri Sinnis.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren, and enjoyed attending their activities, she said.

“She was their number one fan,” she said. “She had just gotten an iPad and was on Facebook so she could keep up with them.”

Carol Ann Broda, 71, of Kewanna and formerly of Hobart and Merrillville, died Aug. 7. She was a 1959 graduate of Hobart High School and had worked in the Merrillville School Corporation as a preschool teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Broda.

She loved traveling with her sisters and family, and had traveled across the country, including stops in Tennessee and Arizona.

Broda valued family above all and placed no value in material things, her daughter said.

“She never judged anybody. She said it doesn’t matter what people are like on the outside, only the inside counted,” Sinnis said. “She was like a mother to everyone she met.”

Losing her husband and outliving her son, Phillip, taught her how to value life, her daughter said.

“She wanted to live in the here and now,” she said. Even when Broda got sick, she never felt sorry for herself.

“She never said, ‘Why me,’” Sinnis said. “She was such a sweet, kind woman. She was a great wife, and a phenomenal mother. She put everyone first. She touched everyone’s lives.”

Carol Ann Broda

Aug. 24, 1941 - Aug. 7, 2013

 

Services for Carol Ann Broda were Aug. 12 at Burns Funeral Home, Hobart. Interment was in Graceland Cemetery.

 

Woman touched many lives

By Carrie Rodovich

Times Correspondent

 

            Carol Ann Broda was an outgoing woman who touched the lives of everyone who knew her, said her daughter, Carri Sinnis. 

            She loved spending time with her grandchildren, and enjoyed attending their activities, she said.

            “She was their Number One fan,” she said. “She had just gotten an iPad and was on Facebook so she could keep up with them.”

            Carol Ann Broda, 71, of Kewanna and formerly of Hobart and Merrillville, died Aug. 7. She was a 1959 graduate of Hobart High School and had worked in the Merrillville School Corporation as a preschool teacher.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Broda.

            She loved traveling with her sisters and family, and had traveled across the country, including stops in Tennessee and Arizona. 

            Broda valued family above all and placed no value in material things, her daughter said.

            “She never judged anybody. She said it doesn’t matter what people are like on the outside, only the inside counted,” Sinnis said. “She was like a mother to everyone she met.”

            Losing her husband and outliving her son, Phillip, taught her how to value life, her daughter said. 

            “She wanted to live in the here and now,” she said. Even when Broda got sick herself, she never felt sorry for herself.

            “She never said, ‘Why me,’” Sinnis said. “She was such a sweet, kind woman. She was a great wife, and a phenomenal mother. She put everyone first. She touched everyone’s lives.”

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