Date of Death: November 25, 2023

Service Details

Following cremation, there will be a celebration of life for family and invited friends.

Obituary Notice

David M. Broker, 69, of Three Rivers, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2023 at his home, surrounded by love.

He was born May 14, 1954 in Three Rivers, the son of Jack and Margaret (Cassell) Broker, and graduated from Three Rivers High School with the Class of 1972.

David worked as a millwright at American Axle for more than 20 years. David’s talents are too numerous to mention, you would often find him in his barn with a beer in one hand and a carving tool in the other. He loved many things but his pups and family were at the top of the list.

Remaining to cherish his memory are his wife, Jan Broker; sister, Judy (Scott) Mitchell; brother-in-law, Gary C. Reames, son, David Scott Broker, daughters, Theresa Williams (Stephen Malleck), Wendy Carpenter and Brandi (Edgar) Martinez, 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and special nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Jane Reetz, Jan Reames, and Joan Bracy; and brothers-in-law, Frank Bracy and Robert Reetz.

Additional Information

Donations in David’s memory may be directed to Centrica Care Navigators.

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  1. Jan and Family
    Judy and I are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Prayers for you and your family . Getting to know him as kids with our fathers having businesses across the street from one another,through school and growing up . With cars in auto shop and beyond. Some of our fondest memories of use all cruising Woodward Ave. in Detroit and sightseeing around the area. Love you all and he will be miss .

  2. Our love is with you friends. We are so sorry for your loss. Scott, I remember you telling stories about your dad. I know he was a good man and a good father. Jan, you and your husband have always been so welcoming and kind to us ‘kids’ coming around to hang out with Scottie. We are sorry for your families loss, and are thinking of you.

    • Jan and Family
      We are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was an amazing man. While we’ve not seen him in years, I still have great memories of Dave from our youth and time at St. John’s. May he rest in peace and now be with his family in heaven.

  3. To the man that taught me algebra, to the man that I drank my first beer with, to the man that told me good morning every morning via text message (even if I was sitting in the same room with), to the man that loves my puppies just as much as I do, to the man that sent his family home with endless trinkets, to the man that was stingy with his hot mustard, to the man that loved meat lovers pizza…thank you. I will miss you. Our family has been turned upside down but we find solace in the fact that you stayed strong until the bitter end and are now pain free. I love you grandpa, until we meet again.


  4. Jan
    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Scott 🙏🙏🙏 may he rest in peace 🕊️
    Tammy Fosdick Abel❤️

  5. Jan–words can’t express our sorrow. I pray you can find solace and peace in knowing David, you, and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I can’t help but think about the times we enjoyed rebuilding cars at Jack’s garage, and growing up, and getting into trouble, as next door neighbors. David will certainly be missed. God bless you all!!!😞🙏🙏🙏

  6. Jan and Scott & Family. I am so sorry for your loss. He holds a special place in my heart. When I ride my bad ass Harley I bought from Dave I always think of him. Love you Bill Ward

    • Jan and Family, Sending love and positive vibes during such a hard time. Dave was a talented, funny, kind and wise man. It was an honor to know him. And he will be missed by so many. May the warmth of memories comfort you during these dark difficult days. Love and respect always. 💜💙April and Family

  7. Judy & Scott & girls,
    Wow! What a year. Prayers to our Mighty God for peace for all of you. I pray that he wrap an arm around your shoulders and hold you in the palms of his hands until you can walk beside Him once again. Hugs to you all, love you all.

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