Francis Broeker-Wiseman, a lifetime area resident, passed away peacefully at 93 years of age on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born in Pekin, New York on March 27, 1924, daughter of the late Michael and Julianna (Ivezic) Cindrich.
Frances was well known in the local area for her cooking skills. She was employed for many years as head cook at Starpoint Central School and Niagara County Community College. Previously, she was employed at Thruway Fasteners where she was one of the many women of WNY who worked to support the war effort.
Along with her husband, Rollin, she ran a successful greenhouse, vegetable farm, and vineyard in Sanborn. She enjoyed gardening, bowling, trips to the casino, dinners, and spending time with family and friends.
Frances was predeceased by her husband, Rollin Chester Broeker; and her six siblings, Anna Mittlesteadt, Mary (Robert) Schimschack, Catherine (Elwin) Behnke, John (Eloise) Cindrich, Martin (Lenore) Cindric, and Rose (Stanley) Leaderhouse. She was predeceased by two grandchildren, Christopher Etue and Derrick Wiseman. She is also predeceased by her second husband, Lawrence Wiseman; and survived by his two sons, Russell (Frances) Wiseman of Arcade, and Rick (Lois) Wiseman of Bergholtz.
She is survived by her two sisters, Helen (John) Knox of Sanborn, and Mildred ( the late Jack) Dooley of Pekin; and her five daughters, Patricia (James) Etue of Pekin, Barbara Whitbeck of Buffalo, Susan (Kevin) Guenther of Wheatfield, Janet (Brian) Hellner of Burt, and Lois Broeker of Wilmington, Delaware. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Douglas Etue, Nicole (Brian) Scavone, Jaime DuMond, Julie (Don) Lewinsky, Aimee (Matthew) Sturgeon, Bethany (Jonathan) Patterson and Rollin Hellner. She is also survived by her six great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue on Friday, May 12th, from 4-6 PM where a memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 6 PM. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Mount View Cemetery in Pekin.
Donations are gratefully accepted to Hospice Niagara, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport NY 14094, or American Heart Association, 5488 Sheridan Drive, #300 Williamsville, NY 14221.
Published on May 10, 2017