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Beverly L. Brodersen

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COLERIDGE — Beverly L. Brodersen, 85, Coleridge, died March 4, 2018, at Park View Haven Nursing Home, Coleridge. Visitation will be Thursday, at church, from 5-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Friday morning one hour prior to services. Funeral services will be March 9, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Coleridge, with Rev. Russ Lambert officiating. Burial will be at the Lawn Ridge Cemetery, Coleridge. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Evan Brodersen, Emily Brodersen, Andrea Mulry, Laura Brodersen, Alex Brodersen, Aaron Brodersen, Kevin Brodersen and Anna Brodersen. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Coleridge. Beverly Luree was the daughter of Raymond and Alfrieda (Tramp) Christiansen born May 2, 1932, in Hartington. Beverly grew up in the Hartington area and attended the one-room country grade schools of Rose Hill and Hillcot. She graduated from Hartington High School in 1948. She attended Wayne State College to complete her teacher’s certificate and taught in Sunny Brook one-room-school. She married Oran Laverl Brodersen June 15, 1950, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Coleridge, where they were life-long members. Oran and Beverly farmed in the Coleridge area their entire lives. They had three sons, Dennis, Ronnie and Bruce. Beverly enjoyed square dancing, bowling and gardening, and made many friendships through these interests. The highlight of her later years was her grandchildren. She had a special, individual relationship with each one. She was a charter member of the Nightengale’s Extension and Social Club in 1958, which still exists today. She was the first woman to serve on her church council, as council secretary. She attended many church conventions, many times as a delegate, and taught Sunday school and Bible school for several years. She was also an officer in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Women organization. She lived continuously on the same farm for 66 years from the time of her marriage until illness forced her to leave it in 2017. Survivors include sons, Dr. Ronnie and Joan (Lauer) Brodersen, Hartington; and Dr. Bruce and Joan (Pfund) Brodersen, Lincoln; daughter-in-law, Susan (Nelsen) Brodersen, Coleridge; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Evan Brodersen, Coleridge, and fiancée, Katherine McDermott; Andrea and Tim Mulry and their son, Guy, St. Paul, Minn.; Alex and Katherine Brodersen, South Bend, Ind.; Aaron and Emily Brodersen, Lincoln; Anna Brodersen, Lincoln; Emily Brodersen and John Kohtz and their son, Benjamin, Lincoln; Laura Brodersen, Austin, Texas; and Kevin Brodersen, Lincoln; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Hansen, Hartington, and Sally Tramp, Yankton, S.D. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Oran, Jan. 8, 1993; and her son, Dennis, Nov. 10, 2017; her parents; parents-in-law, Jens and Sadie (Lentz) Brodersen; and brother, Donald Tramp.