Dennis Eugene Brodersen, age 66 of Coleridge, Nebraska, died on Friday in an accident on Highway 15 one mile south of Laurel, Nebraska.
Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge, Nebraska with Rev. Russ Lambert officiating. Burial will be in the Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge. Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Prayer Service at 7:00 pm at the church. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm on Tuesday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge is assisting with the arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Brodersen, Aaron Brodersen, Tim Mulry, John Kohtz, John Brodersen, Dean Brodersen and Tyler Specht.
Dennis was born on May 13, 1951 in Yankton, South Dakota to Oran Laverl and Beverly Luree (Christiansen) Brodersen. He grew up on the family farm northeast of Coleridge and graduated from Coleridge High School in 1969. Dennis attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa for one year and then graduated with high distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with a degree in Animal Science and Agronomy in 1973. Dennis and Susan J. Nelsen were married on July 20, 1974 in Norfolk, Nebraska. After his marriage Dennis joined his family's farm operation which was eventually incorporated into North Star Farms focusing on hog production.
Dennis was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge and served on the church council. He was a member and Past President of the Cedar County Pork Producers Association and was a member and served on the Board of Directors for the Nebraska SPF Swine Producers Association. He received the Nebraska Pork All American Award in 1989. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards and spending time with his friends and family.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sue Brodersen of Coleridge; 3 children, Evan Brodersen of Coleridge and his fiancee, Katherine McDermott; Andrea and Timothy Mulry and their son Guy of St. Paul, Minnesota; Alex and Katherine Brodersen of South Bend, Indiana; his mother, Beverly Brodersen of Coleridge; 2 brothers, Ronnie Brodersen DVM and his wife Joan of Hartington; Bruce Brodersen DVM and his wife Joan of Lincoln, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his father, Oran, on January 8, 1993 at the age of 65.
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I am sending love and comfort to the family of Dennis Brodersen. I remember meeting him at Andrea and Tim's wedding and I have happy memories of how hospitable his wife and he were to me. This is such a tragic and sad time. I feel that Tim was fortunate to have Dennis for a father-in-law and Guy was lucky to have him for a grandpa. May he rest in peace.
Our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Dennis! Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Prayers for peace and strength!
Janelle and Denny Stone
Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you comfort.
Daryle and Linda Milbrath
Sue and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort and strength in these difficult days.
Mike and Lynne Hemen
Sue and family, you are in our thoughts at this time of sorrow. We shall keep you in our prayers at this difficult time, and pray you may find comfort in your memories and the closeness of others. May God be with you now and always.
Randy and Peggy Anderson, Educators-Retired
Andrea and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for you to find comfort and peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this shocking and sorrowful time. May God give you all strength and comfort.
The family and team at Waldo Genetics
Many prayers for your family. May you know God's peace and comfort these days.
Susan Kim, FHS teacher
Beverly, I was so sorry to hear about Dennis. I remember you and Oran and Dennis. My prayers are with you and Dennis's family.
Dear Andrea and Family,
I am so sorry for you loss and I am sending you love and prayers. I hope you are able to feel comfort by being surrounded by your family. We are all here for you.
Sue and family, so sorry to hear about Dennis, was glad to talk to him a couple weeks ago in Coleridge. Our prayers to you.
Pam and Randy Rohde
Sue - you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers in the loss of Dennis. Dennis and I were classmates for many years and have wonderful memories of him. God bless each of you and may He grant you peace and comfort at this time.
Jolene and Floyd Herriage
our prayers are with you at this time We are so sorry to hear of your loss
Ken and Phyllis Meier
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