Florence Brofka Obituary

Florence L. Brofka
Florence L. Brofka

November 22, 1923 - November 5, 2018
Born in Menominee, Michigan
Resided in Marinette, Wisconsin


Florence L. Brofka, 94 of Marinette, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018 at Rennes Health Center-East.
She was born November 22, 1923 in Menominee, Michigan to the late William and Sena (Christiansen) Hendrickson. She was the youngest of eight girls.
At a young age, she was a waitress with her sister, Irene, at Charlie Engler’s Café.
In 1943 she went to visit her sister, Mae and met John Brofka in Lugerville, Wis. They married October 30, 1943. In 1950 they moved to Marinette and had six children.
She worked at Davis’s Café for many years then worked with her friend, Gladys, in her catering business. She also worked at North Shore Golf Course as a cook with her sister Margaret, friend Gladys, daughter, Mary and niece, Pam. Later she worked as a cook at the VFW in Menominee with her nieces, Janise and Carole and good friend, Frenchy until her retirement.
She was a lifetime member of VFW Auxiliary Post 1887 where she traveled all over the United States to conventions.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for over 65 years and was on the Altar Guild and coffee hour committee.
Her favorite hobbies were crossword puzzles, league bowling, going to the casino, watching Jeopardy and her soap operas.
Florence is survived by six children, John Jr. (Debbie), Bill (Cathy), Nancy Brofka, Sharon Drong, Mary E. Fournier and Jeff (Kathy); eleven grandchildren, Richie, Carrie (Roger), Amy, Holly (John), Mike (Lidia), Chris (Jolene), Stephanie (Matt), Brian (Christina), Brandon (Kari), Lisa (Josh) and Kelly; and twenty-nine great-grandchildren with one on the way.
Florence was preceded in death by her husband John, on Oct 9, 1997; parents, William and Sena Hendrickson; seven sisters, Mae, Myrtle, Ellen, Irene, Doris, Margaret and Clara; a son-in-law, Albert; and grandson, Timothy.
Friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home in Marinette on Friday, November 9, 2018, from 2 until 5 p.m. Services will follow at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Glenn Kanestrom officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
A special thank you is extended to the staff at Rennes-East for their kindness and care of Florence these past years.




Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home
610 Marinette Avenue
Marinette, WI US 54143
Friday, November 9, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home
610 Marinette Avenue
Marinette, WI US 54143
Friday, November 9, 2018
5:00 PM