GILMAN—Cheryl K. Broderick, 68, of Gilman, formerly of Mount Carroll, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
She was born Feb. 13, 1951, in Savanna, the daughter of Ervie and Almira (Reineck) Guenzler. She was preceded in death by her father and one sister, Renae Brown.
She married James "Jim" Broderick on Jan. 29, 1972, in Savanna and he survives. She is also survived by one son, Keith (Becca) Broderick of Eagle River, Alaska; one sister, Connie (Bob) Sigrist of Hartland, Wis.; her mother, Almira Guenzler of Hartland, Wis.; brother-in-law, Tom Brown of Dixon; one niece, Ashley Sigrist of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one nephew, Sean (Allison) Sigrist of Wauwatosa, Wis.; two great-nephews, Benjamin and Henry Sigrist of Wauwatosa, Wis.; brother-in-law, Tom Broderick of Peoria; and sister-in-law, Mary (David) Broderick Kreir of Viroqua, Wis.
Cheryl was a Title 1 Reading Teacher for 39 years at the Gilman and Iroquois West Schools and retired in 2016. She was a member of the teacher's union and was on the executive board for quite a few years. She gave reading programs with seminars and classes. Cheryl impacted students for three generations, was on the Family Reading Night Committee, and did mentor children after she retired.
She enjoyed traveling, having traveled all over the United States and Ireland. Cheryl also enjoyed sports, plays and was an avid reader.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman with SAM Lynn Culkin officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Mount Carroll.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Eastern Illinois Food Bank.
Please share a memory of Cheryl at knappfuneralhomes.com.