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Wilmer Broer

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Wilmer Don “Butch” Broer age 70 of Fredericksburg, IA, died Friday, October 23, 2015, at his home. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Rev. Jesse DeDeyne presiding. Internment will be at Jerico Lutheran Church Cemetery in Jerico following the service. Pallbearers are Dave Friest, Doug Friest, Dennis Friest, Greg Friest, Bruce Friest, Roger Mathews and Kevin Dougan. Honorary pallbearers are Lyle Mathews, Mike Dougan, Robert Friest and Donald Friest. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2015 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue an hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday. Wilmer Don “Butch” Broer was born November 4, 1944 in Eldora, IA, the son of Wilmer and Frances (Friest) Broer. He attended elementary school in rural Garden City, IA before his family moved to New Hampton in 1955. He then went to rural country school just north of New Hampton. He was a member of the 1962 New Hampton High School graduating class. Following high school Butch went on to work for Hayden Livestock driving semi. Butch also worked at Beatrice Cheese in Fredericksburg. While working at Beatrice, Butch met the love of his life, Judy Paulson. The couple married on September 1, 1973 at the Jerico Lutheran Church. To this union three children were born. The couple lived in Fredericksburg for many years. Butch also worked at Hummer in Waterloo and then Rockwell Automation in Sumner, where he retired. Butch was extremely active in the Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Hampton. He loved going to his children's sporting events. Whether it was high school or college, Butch enjoyed watching his children compete. More than anything, he loved spending time with his granddaughter, Kylie. Butch is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy of Fredericksburg, IA; two sons, Eric Broer of Fredericksburg, IA and Donald (Peggy) Broer of New Hampton, IA; one daughter, Denise (Joel) Franzen of Ames, IA; one granddaughter, Kylie Franzen; one sister-in-law, Jean Paulson of LeRoy, MN; two aunts, Charlotte Friest of Garden City, IA and Evalyn Mathews of Hubbard, IA; many cousins. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Wilmer and Frances Broer; his in-laws, Orvin and Donna Paulson.

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  1. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Services created a video in memory of Wilmer “Butch” Broer

  2. Judy, Eric, Donald, Denise & families…I was so sorry to see in the newspaper that Butch had passed away. I’ve gotten to know you all through my years of working at banks, and I know how close you were. Butch was always so friendly and loved to talk about his family. He will be missed by a lot of people, I’m sure. With deep sympathy for your loss…

  3. Our deepest sympathies to the Broer family. Neighbors and close friends to our family, growing up in Fredericksburg. Butch was an avid Purple and Gold Falcon supporter, that truly loved watching his children participate in all the extracurricular activities at Fredericksburg Community Schools. Butch will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Broer family. Steve & Linda Staker and Family

  4. Janie and my sympathy to Wilmer’s family. Although I only saw him during our Class of 62 reunions, all his family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Allen and Jane Wegner – Memphis, TN

  5. Our sympathy and prayers to Wilmer’s family. We have lost another classmate from the class of 1961. May he rest in peace.

  6. Judy and family, Butch was one of those people that you always enjoyed seeing walking your way. He had a way about himself that definitely was going to change the way you faced the rest of the day. Always for the better! He truly will be missed! God Bless you All! Ron Rivers

  7. Butch and entire Broer Family are SO special in our book. It was GREAT having such awesome neighbors as our kids grew up on Buckeye Street. We’re hugging you tightly! VanDeBergs

  8. Judy and family, You have our sincere sympathy for your loss. We just heard that Butch was in hospice and have been praying for him. May God grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Joe and Sharon

  9. So sorry to hear of your loss! Always enjoyed visiting with Butch. May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Leon & Lori Franzen

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