July 5, 1992-Aug. 16, 2014
MARSHALL – Mass of Christian Burial for Allison VanDenBroeke, 22, of Minneapolis, formerly of Marshall, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today with a CCW Rosary at 4 p.m. and a Parish Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will continue from 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial is at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall.
Allison Rose VanDenBroeke was born July 5, 1992, in Marshall, to Ron and Gloria (Schwing) VanDenBroeke. She grew up in Marshall, attended Holy Redeemer School and graduated from Marshall High School in 2010. Allison was active in BPA, speech, theater and was able to travel to Spain during high school. She was a member of the Marshall Area Stage Company and acted in several productions. Her pursuits of classic English authors led her to Durham College in England where she studied for a year and a half. Allison’s mental health issues caused her to return to Marshall in November of 2011. She was eventually diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. After struggling with this disorder, multiple hospitalizations and correlating issues for over two and a half years, she chose to end her life on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Bloomington.
Allison made many friends over the course of her life. She was quick to share what she had, be it school lunch, candy, pop or cigarettes. She was an advocate for the underdog and was always helping people out. She loved playing cards and doing puzzles and was quite vocal about the right way and wrong way to do a puzzle.
Survivors include her parents Ron and Gloria VanDenBroeke of Minneapolis; sister Andrea VanDenBroeke of Boston, Mass.; brother Andrew VanDenBroeke of Moorhead; grandparents Sebastian and Beverly Schwing of Brookings, S.D., and Leon and Marian VanDenBroeke of Marshall; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her brother Anthony, Grandmother Ethel Lavone Schwing, Uncles Sebastian Jr. and Gregory Schwing and Cousin Alex Bossert.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to NAMI – Minnesota, National Alliance on Mental Illness. www.namihelps.org
Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors