Willie Broekemeier, 94, of Beemer, died Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Colonial Haven in Beemer. Funeral services will be 10:30am on Saturday, August 24 at Zion Lutheran Church rural Bancroft with Reverend Ryan Seymour as officiant. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery with lunch following at the school hall. Visitation will be Friday from 12:00pm to 7:00pm with family receiving friends from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Stokely Funeral Home in West Point. Memorials may be made to the Cuming County Fair Foundation. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Willie Fritz August Broekemeier was born on December 8, 1924 to William and Wilhelmina Bischoff Broekemeier on the family farm in Stanton County. He was baptized at St. Matthew’s Church south of Pilger on January 11, 1925. Willie attended school at Zion Lutheran School and confirmed on April 2, 1939 at Zion Lutheran Church at rural Bancroft. On March 3, 1946, Willie married Alieta Ruehling at Zion Lutheran Church. The couple farmed southwest of Bancroft where they raised their family. The couple retired to Beemer in June 2004. Willie moved to Colonial Haven in 2015.
Willie was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where he held many church offices including trustee and school board. He was a 4-H leader and enjoyed attending the Cuming County Fair. He loved to camp and farm with the help of his 3 John Deere tractors. Willie was a family man and devoted to his wife, Alieta.
Survivors include his children Juliann (Richard W.) Haase of West Point, Gary W. (Donna) Broekemeier of Omaha, Gladys (Robert) Dahlstedt of Schuyler, and Dennis (Janet) Broekemeier of West Point; brother, Gerhard Broekemeier of West Point; several nieces and nephews; grandchildren Michael (Kari), Mark (Lisa), and Monte (Melissa) Haase, Emily (Dan) Engel, Rachel (Ryan) Aune, Lindsay Broekemeier, Craig (Chris) and Curtis (Laurie) Jansen, Julie (Bob) Bruner, Megan Retzlaff, and Adam (Jill) Broekemeier; great-grandchildren Ty and Brooke Haase, Lexis, Carter, and Breckyn Haase, Abby and Ty Kaup, Calvin Haase, Casey and Willow Engel, Jarrett and Lyndon Aune, Hayden, Mason, and Corina Jansen, Parker, Rowan, Hudson, and Emmeline Jansen, Mitchel and Mackenzie Bruner, Miranda Retzlaff, and Gemma, Chase, and Violet Broekemeier. Willie is preceded in death by his parents; wife Alieta on February 18, 2010; and brother, Walter Broekemeier.