Brokering, Harold H
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Harold Henry Brokering 94, passed away peacefully, February 18, 2019. Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy (Helmbrecht), parents Rev Henry & Clara (Utz), brothers Paul A. and Rev. Herbert, sisters Gertrude Kinzer and Louisa.
Harold was born in Daykin, NE, graduated from Wartburg College, Wartburg Seminary and ordained by his father. He married the love of his life Dorothy L. Helmbrecht in Lytton, IA on June 12, 1948.
Harold was a parish pastor for over 40 years serving five parishes: Salem Lutheran, Lenexa KS, 1948-1955; American Memorial Lutheran, Denver, CO, 1955-1966; Calvary Lutheran, Grand Island, NE, 1966-1974; Bethel Lutheran, Windsor, CO 1974-1986; Bethlehem Lutheran, Longmont, CO, 1986-1989.
He was elected vice president of the Central District of the American Lutheran Church, served on the Global Mission Board. He and Dorothy were involved in numerous civic and community groups everywhere they lived.
Harold is survived by son Paul J. Brokering (Sarah) Denver, CO; Karen Anderson, Denver, CO; Ruth Brunner, Windsor, CO; Cheryl Placzek (Dan) Grand Island, NE, nine grandchildren; Neysha, Ryan, Beth, Matthew, William, Kate, Josh, Luke, and John; and sixteen great grandchildren.
For every year he had a saying, the latest being “94 and knocking on heaven’s door”. We will be celebrating his life Saturday, March, 9, 2019, 10:00 am, Bethel Lutheran Church, 328 Walnut St, Windsor, CO. Reception following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ELCA Missions, World Hunger or Wartburg Seminary. To extend condolences to the family go to marksfuneralservice.com