ST. MEINRAD — Rita Brockman, 90 of St. Meinrad, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022 at Northwood Good Samaritan Retirement Center in Jasper.

Rita was born April 1, 1931 in Tell City to Henry and Catherine (Eberle) Strobel. She married Levinus Brockman Nov. 27, 1952 in St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Tell City. He preceded her in death Jan. 9, 2006. Rita was a loving mother and homemaker. Rita was a member of St. Meinrad and St. Ferdinand Catholic Churches, St. Meinrad Legion Auxiliary and owner of Lincoln Heritage Antiques.

She is survived by four sons, Paul (Judy) Brockman and Terry (Sandy) Brockman all of Ferdinand, Steve Brockman of New Albany and Fred (Jennifer) Brockman of Jasper; two daughters, Rita (John) Cherkis of Semmes, Alabama and Kathy (Joe) Schaefer of Bardstown, Kentucky; daughter in-laws, Michelle Brockman and Cindy Brockman of St. Meinrad; a brother, Paul Strobel of Tell City and a sister, Carol Dauby of Tell City; 16 grandchildren, Ryan, Darin and Grant Brockman, Matthew and Kara Brockman, Amy, Adam and Hannah Brockman, J.R, J.D. and Cassie Brockman, Karen Cherkis, Amanda Brockman and Brittany VanWinkle, Nathan and Audry Schaefer; 19 great-grandchildren.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Levinus; a son, Mark Brockman; sisters, Dorothy Ferrando, Mary Rose Birchler, Ann Wirthwein and Frances O’Brian; a brother, Henry Stobel.

Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7 at St. Ferdinand Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand and 7-9:30 a.m. on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dubois County Right to Life. Online condolences at