Catherine I. Brodland

March 5, 1945April 15, 2019

Springfield, IL- Catherine I. Brodland, 74, of Springfield, passed away at her home, Monday April 15, 2019. She was born in Vandalia, IL March 5, 1945 the daughter of Berlyn and Sarah Irene (Ragel) Sidener. Her parents and two sisters; Betty Presbry and Brenda Punke preceded her in death.

Catherine retired in 2000 from SIU School of Medicine where she served as a benefits administrator in the Human Resources Department. She was raised in the Lutheran Church and was a member of Atonement Lutheran Church in Springfield.

Surviving are her children: Melinda “Mindi” (Billy) Cade of Jay, OK, and David (Chris) Pence of Auburn, IL. She has three grandchildren: Cori Cade, Amber (Sebastian) Smith and Nick Cade, and a great granddaughter, Navella.

Catherine requested that her services be private and those who wish may direct memorial contributions to the Animal Protective League.

Arrangements are in the care of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 544-5424. Online condolences may be left for the family at


  • Animal Protective League


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Catherine I. Brodland

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Connie Salyer

April 18, 2019

So sorry to hear this!! I have such fond memories of your Mom! The bus trips to Nashville were the best! Sending hugs and prayers for all🙏🙏

Nancy Zimmers

April 18, 2019

Cathie was a good colleague for many years at SIU School of Medicine. I will always remember her smile and positive nature. My condolences to her family.

Margery Lovett

April 17, 2019

My love and prayers go out to Catherine's family. Cathie was my forever best friend and I have so many memories of us together over the years. We would spend two or three days at each other's house during the summers. She was my maid of honor when I was married and I was hers when she was married. We shared an apt. In Springfield while working there until my husband returned from Germany. So many precious memories. Love you Cathie and will always remember you.
Margery Stine Lovett