Logan County Colorado Pioneers
William J. and Emma (Fowler) Broeder, sister Elisa "Lizzie" (Broeder) Elliott, 9 North 50 West
Earl G. Broeder, 84, of North Platte died Feb. 7, 2007, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.
Earl was born in Crook, Colo., Dec. 16, 1922, to William and Emma Mae Fowler Broeder. The family moved to a farm southwest of North Platte in 1932. Earl attended county school in that area then moved to Hershey in 1937. He graduated from Hershey High School in 1940.
He was inducted into the Army Air Force January 1942, serving with the 547th Light Fighter Squadron in New Guinea, Southern Philippines, Luzon in the Western Pacific. He was with the occupational troops in Japan after their surrender. As a Sergeant, Earl received the American Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged from the Separation Center at Fort Logan, Colo., Jan. 11, 1946.
He worked for Schramm's Construction, was an installation man for Sears Roebuck and Company, worked for the Armor Packing Plant and Pawnee Springs Ranch for more than 42 years.
He was also a member of American Legion, Eagles and the Ham Radio Club. On Jan. 15, 1951, Earl was married to Louise M. Hackler at the Saint Patrick's Catholic Church by Monsignor Thomas Murray. To this union 10 children were born and Earl and Louise adopted their 11th child in March 1979.
Survivors include his wife, Louise; seven sons, Stephen (Jackie) Broeder of Grant, Timothy (Kaye) Broeder of Point, Texas, David (Armita) Broeder, Donald Broeder, both of North Platte, Thomas (Becky) Broeder of Alliance, Daniel (Tamra) Broeder of Lincoln and Jerome Broeder of Bluff City, Tenn.; four daughters, Cathy Ludlow of Tulsa, Okla., Teresa Steuben of Martin, S.D., Elisa Goeltsch of Millard and Trisha Broeder of Kilgor, Texas; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Donna Fernandez of Santa Cruz, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Bessie (Rusty) Walker; brothers-in-law, Joseph (Sue) Hackler, Bernie (Judy) Hackler, both of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Van Cleve; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Broeder was preceded in death by his parents, William and Emma; two sisters, June and Eula; a brother, Kenneth; grandson, Jamie Broeder; and a great-granddaughter, Makayla Ann Larsen.