Gerald Dean “Jerry” Broe
Jan. 25, 1935-Mar. 30, 2017
Gerald Dean “Jerry” Broe, the son of John and Selma (Muri) Broe was born January 25, 1935 in the Broe Township, Benson County home of his parents. He died at the
age of 82 years on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in the care of his family and hospice at his home in Rugby, North Dakota.
Jerry was raised on the Broe Family Farm and received his education in the Baker, North Dakota school. Helping on the family farm following school, he later went to work as a telegraph agent which he did for several years before starting to farm. In 1959, he stared a new career, driving truck for Lake Region Transport until he retired in 1997. Jerry was the recipient of a safe driving award given for 3 million miles of driving safely and accident free, quite an accomplishment.
On April 14, 1972, he was united in marriage to Delores (Ness) Mygland in Rugby where they made their home. The couple enjoyed bowling, playing cards, attending the Hostfest festivities, and collecting toy farm equipment. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, a 38-year member of the Rugby Eagles, and a member of Farmers Union. Delores died May 26, 2001. Jerry enjoyed listening to polka music, following his grandchildren’s sports activities, watching the Price is Right and the Noon Show, and the forever mowing at the farm. A favorite pastime of his was playing dice games with the “boys” at the Eagles Club and solving the worlds woes with the Envision coffee group. Jerry shared a special bond with his granddaughter, Holly and grandson, Mike.
He is survived by sons, Keith (Colleen) of Bottineau, Wes (Kathy), David and Dale (Mary Ann), all of Rugby; daughters, Vicki (Scott) Foss of Maddock, Sheila (Tim) Paul of Rugby, Cheryl (Harlan) Feekes of Modesto, CA, Sharon (Monte) Haas of Basin, MT, Sandra (Chuck) Richard of Wasilla, AK and Charlene (Kenny Pierson) Mygland of
Rugby; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Ardis Randle, Shirley Tangen and Bonnie Gruhl; sisters-in-law, Arlene Broe and Irene Lehmann; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Delores; a grandson, Jacob Broe; brothers, James in infancy, Harlynd and Palmer; sister-in-law, Iverne Broe; brothers-in-law, Obe Tangen, Elvin Randle and Jack Gruhl; a son-in-law, 3 nieces; 3 nephews; and his parents
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 5th at the First Lutheran Church in Rugby with spring burial in the St. Petri Lutheran Cemetery in rural York, North Dakota. Pastor Mike Pretzer and Pastor Sharon Baker, officiating.
Organist: Pam Anderson
Honorary Bearers: Duane Olson, Dennis Peters, Billie Alfstad and Denny Iverson
Casketbearers: Grandsons, Kevin, Kris and Duane Broe, Mike Haas, Josh Gruenberg, Rhett Paul and Shawn Foss.
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com