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Charles H. Broekemeier

Charles H. Broekemeier

Charles (Tom) H. Broekemeier passed away in Brainerd, MN on October 26, 2018 at the age of 85. He was born at home in Twin Valley, MN during a snow storm on Jan. 10, 1933 to William and Nora (Halverson) Broekemeier. His family moved to Cass Lake, MN where he attended school, excelled in sports, and graduated from high school in 1951. He attended Bemidji State Teachers College where he earned his degree in 1955 and continued to participate in sports, eventually being inducted into the Bemidji State Athletic Hall of Fame. He married Lois E. Chisholm on June 7, 1957. He taught school and coached in Sebeka, MN for several years after which he moved to Brainerd, MN in 1968, where he taught at Washington Jr. High and coached several sports. He loved to golf and co-owned a golf course in Cass Lake for a short time. He retired from teaching in 1991 and moved to Crosslake where he resided until 2017 when he moved into memory care. He was a lifelong Lutheran, most recently as a member of Crosslake Lutheran in Crosslake, MN. He served his country in the Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois (Chisholm) Broekemeier, his parents, William and Nora Broekemeier, his brother, William Broekemeier, his brother-in-law, Brian Isaacson, and his sister-in-law, Arlene (Winter) Broekemeier.

He is survived by his two children, Kimberly Broekemeier (Delaware, OH) and Scott Broekemeier (Crosslake, MN), his grand-daughter, Ruth Pfeiffer, his brother, James Broekemeier, his sister, Bonnie (Broekemeier) Isaacson, his sister-in-law, Delores (Johnson) Broekemeier and his brother-in-law, Daniel Chisholm. He is also survived by several special nieces and nephews and leaves behind his dog, Bailey.

Services will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Crosslake Lutheran Church in Crosslake, MN. Visitation will be held an hour before the service. Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery following a short lunch at church. Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home.

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