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William F. Broekemeier, 85

William F. Broekemeier age 85 of East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Edgewood Vista in East Grand Forks.
          William Frank Broekemeier was born on December 8, 1927 in Northwood, ND the son of William and Nora (Halverson) Broekemeier.  He grew up in Twin Valley and Cass Lake, MN graduating from Cass Lake High School.  He served his country in the United States Navy. On September 30, 1951 he was united in marriage to Arlene Winters in Crookston, MN.  They lived in East Grand Forks, MN.  He worked for the Great Northern/Burlington Northern Railroad for 42 years, retiring in 1987.
William is survived by his wife Arlene of East Grand Forks; children, Terry Fore of East Grand Forks, MN, Brenda (Don) Rysavy of Bismarck, ND, Linda (James) Weber of East Grand Forks, MN, and William W. (Cyndi) Broekemeier of Fargo, ND; siblings James (Delores) Broekemeier of Cass Lake, MN, Charles Broekemeier of Cross Lake, MN, and Bonnie (Brian) Isaacson of Nevis, MN; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
William is preceded in death by his parents, William and Nora; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lewis and Agnes Winters; son-in-law, Darrell Fore; sister-in-law, Lois Broekemeier; and brother-in-law, Ray Sjostrand.

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