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Doris E. Broberg

Doris E. Broberg

Doris Elaine Logslett Broberg passed away very peacefully with her family at her side on Thursday April 19, 2018 at The Classic on Hillcrest Greens in Altoona.  

Doris was born at home on December 22, 1932 to Alfred and Helma Martinson Logslett at the farm in the Town of Grant, County of Dunn.  She was baptized shortly after she was born.  She was confirmed at Holden Lutheran Church in rural Colfax.  She graduated from Colfax High School in 1950.  She married Stanley Broberg on December 30, 1950 at Holden Lutheran Church.  She was a faithful and loving wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma.

She was a full-time helper on the farm and was especially proud of her pickle patch.  She enjoyed sewing, quilting, embroidering dish towels and playing cards.  She was a cook at Grandview School in rural Rock Falls for 23 years retiring May 28, 1993, the same day Stanley retired from the railroad.  They spent 25 years of retirement together.  They traveled to several of the national parks, many of the lower 48 states and Alaska.  The most memorable of their trips is when she was able to travel to Tromso, Norway and they were able to visit the farmstead of her great-grandfather.  She was active at Rock Creek Lutheran Church as a member of the ladies aid, the quilting group and was also a leader of the Luther League.  Anytime there was a meal to be served in the church basement, they would call on Doris.  Her fondest moment in her kitchen is when most of her great-grand daughters came out to learn how to make lefse. Most of all, Doris loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Doris is survived by her husband of 67 years Stanley, daughters Brenda (Jim) Bauer of Rock Falls, Diane (Doug) Knudsen of Durand, Linda (Mark) Kerkhoff of Manning, Iowa, Becky (Pete) Richardson of Durand, Colleen (Randy) Weiss of Durand and Caryl (Randy) Keys of Madison and one son David (Jim Sass) of Plymouth, MN, 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Loretta Logslett, DeVerna Logslett, Ruth Hayden, many nieces, nephews and friends.  

She is preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Helma Logslett, brothers, Robert and Julian, infant brother Stanley, sisters and brothers-in-law Elsie and Gordon Broberg and Helen and Ron Rothhouse.

Funeral services will be held at Rock Creek Lutheran Church in rural Rock Falls 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 24, 2018 with Pastor Paul Oppedahl officiating.  Burial will be in the Meridean-Rock Creek Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00PM to 8:00 PM Monday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church.

Her family would like to thank Jane Poeschel and staff at Durand Clinic South, the staff at The Classic, and Heartland Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pepin County Food Pantry or Rock Creek Lutheran Church. 

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Toni Kremer Lippert

    I was saddened to hear of your Mother's passing. She is now at peace in the Hands of God. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  2. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Doris. Sympathy to the family during this difficult time.

  3. Gary and Carolyn Kaiser

    Sympathy to the Broberg family. Each year Gary makes at least one 'triple batch' meatballs from Doris' recipe.

  4. Stephanie and Paul Yingst

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. We will surely miss the presence of a truly loveable and kind person. God speed

  5. Herb & Diane Nelson

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. She is at peace with the Lord.

  6. Kevin Wollum

    My condolences to the Broberg family. Doris will be missed by all.

  7. Donna and Dick Karshbaum

    So Sorry for your Loss, God Bless your Family!nldawzju

  8. Colleen and Tom Garnevicus

    We can tell Doris was a special person because she raised wonderful children--we know Colleen and Brenda, and they are her living legacy. We are sorry for your loss, and your whole family is in our prayers.

  9. LaDonna M Mann

    My thoughts and prayers to your family. Doris was a great person. She will be greatly missed. With Sympathy, Donna Mann

  10. Carol Danzinger

    My heart goes out to your family and you Stanley at this sad time. I just want you to know that I care. May heaven send you gentle comfort from Carol Danzinger.

  11. Knelly Dettinger

    Doris was a special lady, who made everyone feel like she was their Grandma at school:) She always had the biggest smile, let us take 2 pieces of her scrumptious chocolate cake. I am so glad and thankful she was a part of my childhood, and thankful for her friendship to my Grandma Carol for so many years. They are the Greatest Generation, and inspirational. Love to you all.

  12. Vicky and Kurt Martell

    Our thoughts are with the entire family. So many good memories of time spent with "the Brobergs".

  13. Denny Seever

    Doris was my God-Mother. I am very sorry to hear of her passing.

  14. Rick & Julie

    We know that what you’re going through right now is very difficult, just know we are here for you. Praying that the peace of God, comforts your heart.

  15. Judy and John Parr

    Sorry to hear this hugs take care 7

  16. Candy and Josh Butler

    So sorry to hear about Doris. She was so kind,patient, welcoming and full of wisdom. She will be missed.

  17. Mary Hillers

    I am very sorry for your loss. God bless you all.

  18. Audrey (Fedie) & Rob Jaenke

    We never met your mom, but we were blessed to have met her spirit through getting to know some of you. Our condolences to your whole family.

  19. Danyce

    Thinking of all of you and praying for your peace and comfort. She sure was a great lady and will be dearly missed.

  20. Katelynn Sparks

    The first time I met Doris, I knew she was a special lady. It was an honor getting to know her and I will miss her smile when I walked in and her contagious laugh. She had a great sense of humor. I always seemed to get a smirk or chuckle out of her. Doris had a light in her that always shined through even when she was feeling down. I will miss our talks and seeing her latest quilting piece.
    My heart hurts for the entire Broberg family, she will be dearly missed at The Classic.
    -Katie S.

  21. Bob Radle

    My sincerest condolences to the Broberg family

  22. Mary and Jim Cooper

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family. She was a sweet lady.

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