Obituary for William Brodersen

William Earl Brodersen was born September 21, 1926, in Charlotte, Iowa, to William R. and Rose (Patrickus) Brodersen. He was raised on the County Farm near Charlotte, attended and graduated from Charlotte High School. He attended Lorus College in Dubuque, Iowa, prior to enlisting in the US Navy. Following his honorable discharge he attended Iowa State University – Ames, where he received degrees in Architecture and Structural Engineering. Following his education he accepted a position with Durrant & Bergquist Architects in Dubuque. While living in Dubuque, William met his future wife Marguerite Agnes “Peg” Jordan. They married on June 23, […]

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William Earl Brodersen was born September 21, 1926, in Charlotte, Iowa, to William R. and Rose (Patrickus) Brodersen. He was raised on the County Farm near Charlotte, attended and graduated from Charlotte High School. He attended Lorus College in Dubuque, Iowa, prior to enlisting in the US Navy. Following his honorable discharge he attended Iowa State University – Ames, where he received degrees in Architecture and Structural Engineering. Following his education he accepted a position with Durrant & Bergquist Architects in Dubuque. While living in Dubuque, William met his future wife Marguerite Agnes “Peg” Jordan. They married on June 23, 1951, at Nativity Church. After marriage they remained in Dubuque until moving to Northfield in 1953 when William accepted a position with Sovik, Mathre and Madson Architecture. William worked several years for the St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority and in the early 1970’s founded his architectural practice – Architectural Continuity. He retired in 1999. Peg passed away on August 29, 2012.

William was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church – Hazelwood, and was a 3rd Degree Knight and life member of the Knight’s of Columbus. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, the Northfield and Rice County Historical Societies, and Friends of Lashbrook Park. William was creative, forward thinking, artistic, appreciative of nature, had an eye for detail and was a preservationist. His legacy of prairie style architecture includes numerous residential and commercial properties in the area.

Survivors include 6 children and their spouses: Stephen and Mary of Lansing, Kansas, Tom and Mary of Shakopee, Anne Varley of Northfield, Mark and Gail of Minneapolis, Michael & Teil of Champlin, Greg of Minnetonka; 16 grandchildren: Elizabeth (Erik) Jorgensen, Sister Catherine Frances Brodersen, Brian (Pamela) Brodersen, Brent Brodersen, Christine Brodersen, Lori Grant, Brittany (Justin) Hirschuber, Teresa Rae Brodersen (fiancee Jesse Holland), Andy (Katie) Brodersen, Tyler (Tiffany) Brodersen, Nicholas Brodersen, Lynnea Waydula, Kendra Waydula, Tyler Brodersen, William Brodersen, Mason Brodersen; 8 great-grandchildren: Dalton, Sawyer, Cassidy, Carter, Zachary, Makenzie, Emma and Dax; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years Peg, his grandson Cole Spencer Brodersen, his sister Lois Frett and his parents.

William passed away with his family by his side on Thursday morning, August 10, 2017, at Reflections care facility on the Three Links Campus in Northfield, at the age of 90.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11AM Monday, August 14, 2017, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Hazelwood. Interment will be in Annunciation Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his children. Visitation, followed by the Rosary, will be 4-7PM Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home in Northfield. Visitation will continue at the church on Monday one hour prior to the funeral.

Memorials are preferred to Friends of Lashbrook Park or Annunciation Catholic Church.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Funeral

August 14, 2017 - 11:00 AM


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Annunciation Catholic Church - Hazelwood
4996 Hazelwood Ave Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Visitation

August 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 7:00PM

Benson & Langehough Funeral Home
201 East 4th Street Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial: August 14, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Annunciation Church Cemetery
4996 Hazelwood Ave Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

2 Comments

  1. Gerri Craddock

    Mark,
    Sounds like an wonderful gentlemen to have for a father.
    Such a wealth of knowledge and experience. You were truly blessed.
    I am so sorry to hear about his passing.
    Stay strong and shed those tears.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Gerri

    Reply
  2. Lisa Stevens

    Anne ,
    My sympathies and prayers go out to you. He will be missed. What a kind and gentle man, he raised a wonderful daughter.
    My sympathies to your family also.
    Lisa ( Karleenes daughter)

    Reply

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