Lloyd James “Jim” Broeren 1929-2019
Lloyd James “Jim” Broeren
Lloyd James “Jim” Broeren was called by the Lord to his heavenly home on Nov. 25, 2019 at the age of 90. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran in Minocqua, 8781 Brunswick Rd., with a luncheon to follow. Visitation will commence one hour prior to the service.
Jim was born Feb. 12, 1929 in Marshfield to Theodore and Helen Broeren. He was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School, where he was a member of the 1946 state championship hockey team. In 1950, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. He married his high school classmate, Dorothy Neumueller, on the base on March 1, 1953. Jim and Dorothy moved to Minocqua in 1957. Jim was a manager at Lakes Propane Gas Co. until 1966, when he became an insurance representative for Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL). He retired from AAL in 1991. In retirement, Jim drove a van for MTS/Abbey Vans, providing transportation for elderly and disabled individuals. He was an avid golfer and won the 1977 club championship at Minocqua Country Club. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. Jim was a passionate sports fan and loved the Badgers, Brewers and Packers. He held Packers season tickets for decades and was seated at Lambeau Field for the Ice Bowl. He was a longtime member of the Madsen-Empey American Legion Post No. 89 in Minocqua. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Minocqua and served as president. He was honored to have participated in the Never Forgotten Honor Flight program in 2013, where he was accompanied by his eldest daughter, Lynne Beverung. Jim loved his wife and four daughters dearly, and was a caring and supportive grandfather to his grandchildren, who affectionately referred to him as "Papa."
Jim is survived by his wife, Dorothy; brothers, Roy and Jack Broeren; daughters, Jeanne Gauthier, Barbara (Charles) Schneider and Leslee (Jeff) Skebba; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Jim was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Larkee; and daughter, Lynne (Bob) Beverung.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Madsen-Empey American Legion Post No. 89, PO Box 678 Minocqua, WI 54548 or Dr. Kate Lakeland Hospice c/o HYF Dr. Kate Hospice PO Box 770 Woodruff, WI 54568.
Bolger Cremation and Funeral Services of Minocqua and Woodruff is assisting the family. www.bolgerfuneral.com.