Kathy Broberg, 1949-2016
Published 9:00 am Sunday, April 10, 2016
Funeral services for Kathy Broberg, 66, of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Theodore Catholic Church. The Rev. Russell Scepaniak will officiate. Interment will be at 1:15 p.m. Friday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Kathy died unexpectedly Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Blooming Prairie.
Kathleen “Kathy” Broberg was born May 12, 1949, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Minneapolis, the daughter of Marcel and Patricia (Ringer) Dittrich. She attended Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School through eighth grade in Mound and graduated high school from St. Margaret’s Academy in Minneapolis. Kathy became a dental assistant in Wayzata. She married Thomas Broberg on Oct. 16, 1971, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Mound. Kathy was an organist at St. Victoria Catholic Church. In 1989 the family moved to Albert Lea, where Kathy became an organist at St. Theodore Catholic Church. She also participated in the handbell and church choirs. Due to her interest in history and genealogy, Kathy visited Salt Lake City for research. She volunteered at Carver County Historical Society. She was a collector of Precious Moments figurines and liked visiting Precious Moments Chapel in Missouri. She enjoyed watching the Blue Devils drum and bugle corps, figure skating and going to the casino.
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Kathy is survived by her daughters Jennifer (Lee) Meili of Lakeville and Megan (Nate Hubert) Broberg of Ramsey; brother, Ritchie (Jarie) Dittrich, of Minneapolis; sister, Mary (Brad) Footh, of Lenexa, Kansas; brothers-in-law James (Marlys) Broberg of Albert Lea and Philip (Jean) Broberg of Shoreview; special friend, Lawrence Goodnature, of Blooming Prairie; and nieces and nephews.
Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; parents; and brother, Mike Dittrich.