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Richard "Dick" Brockberg

April 6, 1939 — August 3, 2020

Richard “Dick” Walter Brockberg was born on April 6, 1939 to Walter and Paula (Stueven) Brockberg in Eden Township, Pipestone County, Minnesota. He was baptized on April 30, 1939 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jasper, Minnesota. At the time of his birth his family lived near Jasper, Minnesota and then shortly thereafter moved to a farm west of Pipestone, Minnesota. It was on that farm that Dick grew up and learned to love farming. He graduated from Pipestone High School in 1958. He was united in marriage to MaryLou Burkard on March 14, 1969 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dell Rapids, South Dakota. The newlyweds moved to a home in town in Pipestone and resided there for about a year before moving out to the family farm together. They continued to live and farm there in a partnership with his brother, Wayne and father, Walter for many years. Through the years they milked cows, and enjoyed having pigs, chickens, sheep, and farmed grain as well. In 1996 he retired from farming. In 2003 the couple moved in to Pipestone. MaryLou preceded Dick in death on September 26, 2019. Dick continued to live in his home in Pipestone after her death. Dick died on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 81 years, three months, and 27 days.

Dick was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pipestone and was confirmed there. Dick loved to go fishing, hunting, and being outdoors. He was a jokester and a prankster throughout his life. During his younger years, especially when the kids were young, they loved to go camping. Family time, especially the time spent with grandchildren and great-grandchildren was Dick’s favorite.

Dick is lovingly remembered by his children, David (significant other, Mary) Brockberg of Pipestone, Darla (Brian) Barber of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Sarah Schnell of Sioux Falls, and Steven (significant other, Raila) Brockberg of Plainview, Nebraska; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer Brockberg, Brian L. Barber, Jeff Brockberg, Jessica Brockberg, Kaitlyn Barber, Colin Schnell, Justin Brockberg, Carissa Barber, Courtney Schnell, Dalee Sazama, and Marrich Brockberg; three great-grandchildren, Chloe Brockberg, Daniel Brockberg, and Raelynn Derry; two brothers, Kenneth of Marshall, Minnesota, and Wayne of Pipestone; and many other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, MaryLou; his parents; his sister, Marlene Brockberg; and many close aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, August 6, 2020

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Hartquist Funeral Home - Pipestone Chapel

710 SE 4th St. , Pipestone, MN 56164

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Funeral Service

Friday, August 7, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

St. Paul Lutheran Church - Pipestone

621 W Main St, Pipestone, MN 56164

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Burial

New Woodlawn Cemetery - Pipestone

654 116th St., Pipestone, MN 56164

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