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Dortha Maxine (Hazzard) Vandenbroeck,
89, of Ingalls, passed away at home on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
She was born on Oct. 13, 1927, in Odon, Ind., to Charles H. and Lillian (Wade) Hazzard. Dortha was a graduate of Arsenal Tech High School and married William LeRoy Vandenbroeck in Indianapolis on Aug. 4, 1950. They celebrated 60 years of marriage before his death in 2011.
Dortha was very active in her church, Fortville Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school and missions work. Dortha, along with her husband, received the Distinguished Service Award for serving the church. She also enjoyed river boat cruises along the Mississippi River and loved to spend time with her family.
Dortha is survived by her children, Elaine Hall, Linda (Michael) Baker, David (Yingxia) Vandenbroeck, Vincent (Barbara) Vandenbroeck, William Vandenbroeck, Rebecca (Joseph) White, Rachel (Andrew) Mitchel; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Dortha was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband; son, Daniel LeRoy Vandenbroeck; grandson, Daniel Benjamin Vandenbroeck; brothers, Virgil Wade, James Hazzard, and Kenneth Hazzard; daughter-in-law, Christine Vandenbroeck; and son-in-law, Joseph Hall.
Funeral services for Mrs. Vandenbroeck will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at noon at the Fortville Church of the Nazarene, 701 S. Maple St., Fortville.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the service, also at the church. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shepherd Community Center, 4107 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46201 or online at www.shepherdcommunity.org. Dortha sponsored a child each month at Shepherd Community Center, which is an organization that provides resources and supportive relationships needed to succeed in school and life.
Friends are invited to leave online condolences for the family at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan-Memorial Park.
Published on July 6, 2017
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