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Stanley I Broberg

Stanley I Broberg

STANLEY IRVING BROBERG, age 93, passed away on Sunday, October 9 with his family at his side. Stanley was born on May 1, 1929, at home on the family farm in Rock Falls to Sever and Ida (Hovde) Broberg. He grew up there with his 3 brothers and 3 sisters and where he also raised his family. 

Stanley was a lifelong member at Rock Creek Lutheran Church in rural Rock Falls. He attended White Block Elementary School and graduated from Durand High School in 1947.  After many trips across the river in Caryville on the ferry, Stanley married Doris Logslett on December 30, 1950 at Holden Lutheran Church in rural Colfax.

Stanley worked for the CMSTP&P and SOO Line Railroads as a section foreman for many years as well as operating the family farm. He retired from railroading on May 28, 1993. He spent many years milking cows, raising hogs, and spent a lot of time on tractors planting and harvesting crops, baling hay, and cultivating corn.

Stanley loved life and enjoyed many different activities. He and Doris spent countless hours playing cards with friends and family. He attended multiple church and school programs and concerts for children and grandchildren. Stanley loved seeing his grandchildren and great grandchildren and they loved him.

He was an active member of Rock Creek Lutheran Church, serving on various committees, church council, and playing dartball. He also enjoyed raising flowers in his retirement years and created beautiful spots of color throughout the yard. Stanley was a lover of books and established great rapport with the local librarians! Weekly trips to the library were a must. Stanley enjoyed traveling and was fortunate to make the trips to Alaska and Norway twice. He enjoyed good food and especially enjoyed the fall menu – lutefisk and lefse!

Stanley is survived by his children, Brenda (James) Bauer, Diane Knudsen, David (Jim Sass) Broberg, Linda Kerkhoff, Becky (Pete) Richardson, Colleen (Randy) Weiss, and Caryl (Randy) Keys, 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, 3 step-great grandchildren, one sister, Ruth Hayden and a sister-in-law, Carol Broberg.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Doris, granddaughter Bethany Bauer, sons-in-law Mark Kerkhoff and Doug Knudsen, David Lien; 3 brothers Gordon (Elsie), Leslie (Viola), Russell (Katie), 2 sisters – Mildred (Bob) Kurtz and Dorothy (George) Kent and brother-in-law, Clem Hayden. 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Monday, October 17 at Rock Creek Lutheran Church in rural Rock Falls with Rev. Bethany Walker officiating. Burial will be at the Rock Creek Meridean Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 16 from 4-7 pm at Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church.

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


  1. Eugene Laschinger

    Hi Diane and family,

    I am sorry to hear about your dad. I did not know your dad, but my mom knew and always spoke very highly of him. It seems that has rubbed off on the rest of family. You have our sympathy and prayers.

    Gene and Julie

  2. Donna Walters-Nelson

    Sorry to hear of your father's passing. Thinking of you all.

  3. Dean and Sue Lecheler

    Our sympathy to the family Hugs to everyone

  4. Sharon Moen

    Deepest sympathy to Stanley’s family!
    Sharon (Shaker) Moen

  5. Cheryl Komlanc (Stone)



    Sending our sympathy to all of you.

  7. Kristine Polzer

    We were saddened to hear of Stanley's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  8. Nancy Schroeder

    My deepest sympathy to the Broberg family. Keep the memories in your .hearts

  9. Brian and Norma Gabriel

    You have our deepest sympathy.

  10. Sharon Gingras

    Sending our sympathy to all of you. May he rest in peace.

  11. Daniel Traun

    Sorry for your loss. My sympathy to the entire family.

  12. John and Judy Parr

    Our prayers are with you all the

  13. Audrey and Rob Jaenke

    We are so very sorry for your loss. May all of the wonderful memories you have, and the prayers of those who support you, bring you comfort.

  14. Larry and Carol Prissel

    Our Sympathy to the Family. He is happy to be with your Mother now. Our Prayers are with you all.

  15. Rhonda Braun

    Our deepest Sympathy to the entire Broberg family on the loss of their father, grandfather & great grandfather. His laughter & humor will be missed by many..
    Prayers to all during this difficult time!????

  16. Sally Steinke

    Sympathy to the Broberg family. We enjoyed the conversations with him. Hugs
    Dave and Sally Steinke

  17. Rick & Estella Bauer

    Our deepest sympathy to the Broberg family. Our prayers are with you.

  18. Robin Harmon Schultz

    I am saddened to hear of Stanley’s passing. My sympathies to all of you!

  19. Robert Radle

    My sincerest condolences from my family to yours, I enjoyed many conversations with Stanley, he will be missed

  20. Jim and Mary Cooper

    Our sincere condolences to the entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all.

  21. Gavin Bingham-Wallis

    I had the pleasure of meeting Stanley for first time back in the 70’s . I found his sense of humour hilarious and man who immediately made you welcome.
    He will certainly be missed by all.

  22. Jeni Bauer

    You are all in my thoughts. Cherish your memories

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