Margaret Broadbent Obituary

Margaret A.  Broadbent
Margaret Broadbent
Margaret A. Broadbent

April 3, 1924 - November 14, 2008
Born in Mason City, Iowa
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Margaret Arlene "Peggy" Broadbent, 84, passed from this life on Friday, November 14, 2008 at Senior Suites of Urbandale following a lengthy illness. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 21, at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Des Moines. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

Peggy was born the daughter of Fred W. and Anna M. Hagen Bruns on April 3, 1924 in Mason City, Iowa. She was a graduate of Mason City High School. On July 4, 1944, Peggy married her high school sweetheart, Donald Broadbent in Kearney, NE and to this union, two children were born: Judith and Thomas. They moved to the Des Moines area in 1963. Together with her husband, Peggy was co-owner/operator of Broadbent Distributing, retiring in 1987 after nearly 35 years. She was a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society, Bishop Drumm, the Mercy Hospital Guild and St. Vincent DePaul Society. Peggy was also a former member and past-president of the Compass Club and had served on the Urbandale Library Board. Peggy was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend; she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Don Broadbent of Urbandale; children, Tom (Linda) Broadbent also of Urbandale and Judi Jones of West Des Moines; sister, Betty Lord of Avon, MA; four grandchildren, Roger, Michael, Danielle and Rebecca; and six great-grandchildren. Peggy was preceded into eternal life by her parents.

The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, at Iles Funeral Homes – Westover Chapel in Des Moines, where a rosary service will begin at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Theresa's Catholic Church.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, November 20, 2008
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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St. Theresa's Catholic Church
1230 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US
Friday, November 21, 2008
10:30 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Friday, November 21, 2008