Obituaries

Carlotta Sara Van Broeck

October 26, 1948 - February 21, 2020

Carlotta Sara Van Broeck, 71, of St. Charles, IL., passed away suddenly on Friday, February 21, 2020 at her home in St. Charles, IL.  Carlotta was born on October 26, 1948 in Aurora, IL., the daughter of Chester and SaVera (nee. Kucharski) Holdren.  She was united in marriage to Garold Edward Van Broeck on January 23, 1971 in Aurora, IL. 

Carlotta was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel Grade School and Madonna High School in Aurora, IL. She graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She was a registered nurse at Delnor for over 42 years. She was an oncology-certified nurse with advanced skills and special insight into the needs of patients with cancer. She served her patients with true compassion. 

Carlotta was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. Her grandchildren brought pure joy into her life. She loved nothing more than spending time with her family.  She was the ROCK of our family and always putting our needs before her own.

Among her favorite hobbies was her love for traveling, shopping especially Kendra Scott, and being with her grandchildren. They loved their Nanny.

She was the most selfless, caring, patient, nurturing person and truly one of a kind.  Life will never be the same because a part of ourselves went with her. She will be deeply missed by all of those she touched. Her legacy will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her. 

Carlotta is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Gary Van Broeck, her three children, Jason (Annie) Van Broeck, Laura (Ryan) Reith and Amy Van Broeck; four grandchildren, Elliana and Ethan Van Broeck, Taylor and Carson Reith; her mother-in-law, Betty Van Broeck; one sister, Judith (Ben Jones) Grubb, brother-in-law, Chris Van Broeck, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two siblings, Rev. John C. Holdren and Mary K. Wild.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. 3rd. Street, St. Charles, Il. 60174.  Funeral services will begin at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, February 28, 2020 with prayers at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, followed by Mass at 10:30 A.M. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 400 Cedar Street, St. Charles, IL. 60174.  Interment will be held at Union Cemetery in St. Charles, IL.

Memorial donations in Carlotta’s name may be made to Inheritance of Hope https://www.inheritanceofhope.org , or The Colette A. Miles Foundation https://thecoletteamilesfoundation.org.

For additional information, please contact Moss-Norris Funeral Home at (630) 584-2000 or www.mossfuneral.com.

Guest Book

  • Kelley Roush-Silverman Gary, Jason, Laura and Amy, I am so sad to hear of your wife/mom’s passing. Carlotta, was a living angel to those who were blessed to have her cross their path, whether it was for a moment, a season or for her lifetime.. She was a gift to us all.
  • Nancy Faber What a wonderful, caring person she was. Always a kind an encouraging word. Heaven has a new angel. May God keep you all close to His heart during these difficult times.
  • Susan Kelly I had the pleasure of working with Carlotta for several years at Delnor on the old 2 North. And while I didn't know her on a social basis, you could tell by her warm, caring relationship with her patients and coworkers that she was truly a wonderful person. My heart goes out to Gary and her family and all those with a close personable relationship.
  • Susan Kelly I had the pleasure of working with Carlotta for several years at Delnor on the old 2 North. And while I didn't know her on a social basis, you could tell by her warm, caring relationship with her patients and coworkers that she was truly a wonderful person. My heart goes out to Gary and her family and all those with a close personable relationship.
  • Aimee Machado I was so heartbroken to hear of your mom's sudden passing. Even though I didn't know her well, it was like I had known her forever. She was so vivacious, warm and fun. She was such a bright light. My heart goes out to all of you. Sending you healing prayers and love. My deepest condolences to you. She will never be forgotten. Xoxo
  • Laura Bertolini Amy and family. I am so sadden by the loss of your mom. I remember seeing her on the driveway at your home and her smile was brilliant and she was so friendly. We, George and I are here for you with hugs love and prayers.
  • Johnny VanDenBossche Suzanne,Dave,and I are so sorry to hear of Carlotta’s passing. We all have so many wonderful memories of her over the years. She was truly a beautiful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
  • Gail (Voitik) Fair “ Carlottas got a lot of zest.” That’s what we would say about Carlotta - how true! I couldn’t express my feelings right away because it was too devastating. After seeing so many tributes to Carlotta I wanted to share some photos of a trip we took to Mexico. We’ve all been friends since childhood. We went to high school together and I went my fist year to Northern Illinois with her. We both accomplished our dream of becoming nurses. I was privileged to be in Carlotta and Gary’s wedding. What a fantastic couple! I am saddened by what we have lost and send my love and prayers to Gary and her children and grandchildren. To Carlotta, until we see each other again, I’ll be thinking of you often and the memories we’ve shared. Love you.
  • Alek T. Michali May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.
  • Christine Deems Brady So sorry for your loss. She will always stay alive in the wonderful memories you all have of her. Cherish those.you are in m prayers.
  • Connie Mittman Gurley I am so sad to hear of Carlottas crossing. She was a friend when I had very few in 4-8 grade. Her kind heart was always her most prominent and I will never forget her
  • Tom Brenda Payne We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for the peace and strength of God to help you all through this tremendous sorrow and grief. We love you.
  • Jean Weishaar Amy...I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts.
  • Cathy Truesdale There are no words to convey the sadness in my heart for the loss of your dear wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and one of my dearest friends. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and know that my prayers are with you today and always.
  • Linda Cypert I am heartbroken that Carlotta has left us. She was truly a friend and mentor to me and was the most caring, funny and kind person which made her an amazing nurse. She will be missed by many.
  • Jim Bach I wish to convey my sympathy to the entire Van Broeck family. It was just yesterday that we were in grade school. Carlotta always had a smile and sincerely cared for people she met. That is my memory of truly a gentle soul. God will welcome her as she enters His house.
  • Jeff and Gloria Mangum We send our condolences to Carlotta's family, she was a lovely person and she will be greatly missed by her friends and family. We have made a donation to each of the charities (Inheritance of Hope and Collette's Crew) in Carlotta's name.
  • Jeff and Gloria Mangum We send our condolences to Carlotta's family, she was a lovely person and she will be greatly missed by her friends and family.
  • Cheryl Fredricksen Our hearts are broken for all of you. Carlotta was a wonderful person. Heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother and friend.