Obituary Record

Frank D. Brodersen
Died on 12/2/1946
Buried in Herman Cemetery

#1-Washington County, Nebr. Newspaper - Dec., 1946



Victim of a sudden heart attack, Frank D. Brodersen, 56, well known farmer near Herman, died unexpectedly at his home Monday night.

Funeral services are being held this afternoon at the Methodist church in Herman, burial to follow in Herman cemetery.

Mr. Brodersen, son of Rasmus and Madeline Brodersen, was born Sept. 21, 1890 on a farm near Herman, and as a young man attended Dana College in Blair. When sixteen years old he spent some time at Colorado Springs, Colo., later being employed at Powell, Wyo.

Member of the National Guard, Mr. Brodersen saw service on the Mexican border, later enlisting in the regular army and serving overseas during World War I.

On his return from military duty, Mr. Brodersen was married to Miss Mary Cameron, daughter of the late Cara and Hattie Cameron on June 3, 1920. Since their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Brodersen had lived on the same farm five miles west of Herman.

Mr. Brodersen was a member of Charles Jackson Post, American Legion, and Landmark Lodge, A.F. & A. M. at Herman. He was active in AAA farm activities and played a prominent role in community affairs.

Surviving him are his wife, Mary; two daughters, Ruth, who teaches in the Tekamah schools, and Catherine, a nurse at Clarkson hospital in Omaha; and one son, Charles, 9. Also surviving is a brother, George of Oakland. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Charles and James.

#2-5 Dec., 1946 - The Enterprise


Native Of County, Of Pioneer Stock, Influential In Community

Frank Brodersen, prominent farmer residing southwest of Herman, died in his sleep sometime during Monday night. He had not been feeling well, but was not thought to be seriously ill and retired early. A heart attack sometime during the night caused his death.

Frank was born on the old Brodersen homestead, now occupied by Riley Brodersen, north of Spiker. Here he was reared and received most of his education. He was around fifty seven years of age at his death.

He was married to Miss Mary Cameron and three children and the wife survive him. Two girls and one boy. One daughter is attending school at Tekamah and the son, about ten years of age, and the older sister are at home.

Deceased was a Mason in high standing and a man of influence in his community. Funeral rites are being held at the Methodist church in Herman this Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. A. W. Clarke officiating, and interment made in the Herman cemetery.

~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~

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