Harriet Broskoff, 1924-2017

Published 9:56 am Thursday, January 5, 2017

Funeral services for Harriet I. Broskoff will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Freeborn Lutheran Church. The Rev. Matt Griggs will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. A private burial will take place in East Freeborn Cemetery.

Harriet I. Thompson was born Nov. 21, 1924, to parents Herbert C. and Ida A. (Hoverson) Thompson at their home in rural Freeborn County. She graduated from Albert Lea High School and lived in the area her whole life. For a few years, Harriet held jobs as a bookkeeper for Wilson & Co. and as a dietary aide at the hospital.

Harriet Broskoff

Harriet Broskoff

On April 23, 1944, Harriet married Aleck G. Broskoff. The majority of her life was spent working alongside her husband, Aleck, on their farm. She was a wonderful cook and loving mother to her three daughters. She was also involved with 4-H when her daughters were growing up. Faith and family were Harriet’s biggest priorities. She was a lifelong member at East Freeborn Lutheran Church and was very active with the Ladies Aide and Luther League.

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Harriet I. Broskoff passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Community at the age of 92.

Survivors include her daughters Judy (Larry) Olson and Julie (Steve) Jerdee; son-in-law, Howard (Pat) Wilkins; grandchildren Gina Gullickson, Angie (Gary) Langerud, Steve (Sonya) Olson, Jerred (Tammy) Jerdee, Jamie (Ann) Jerdee, Justis (Aude) Wilkins and Julian (Toiya) Wilkins; great-grandchildren Dalton, Daniel (Jessica), Lexi (Joel), Amanda (Tyler), Ashley (Brandon), Mariah, Jordon (Emily), Cody, Ethan, Cole, Ella, Jackson, Benjamin, Chloe, Marley, Daija and England; nine great-great-grandchildren; brothers Palmer Thompson, Earl (Bev) Thompson, Paul (Mary) Thompson and David (Marlene) Thompson; sisters Grace Arneson and Elaine Erickson; as well as several other relatives and friends.

Harriet was preceded in death by her husband, Aleck; parents Herbert and Ida; daughter, Jaynee Wilkins; brothers and sisters Howard Thompson, Everett Thompson, Dorothy Jerdee, Wally Thompson and Carol Bottelson and their spouses; and Randy Jensen.

A special thank you to the staff at St. John’s for their compassionate care given at the end of Harriet’s life.