Kenneth D. Broeske

October 21, 1951 ~ April 28, 2018 (age 66)

Kenneth D. “Ken” Broeske, age 66, passed away peacefully with his wife at his side in their home in Combined Locks on April 28, 2018. He was born on October 21, 1951, and married Betty Behling on November 5, 1982. Ken enjoyed everything outdoors, especially fishing. He was always tinkering in his workshop and was always willing to lend a helping hand to his family or neighbors. He will live on in our memory.

Ken is survived by his wife, Betty Broeske and their dog, Lassie; siblings: Jan (Jerry) Christenson, Sandy (Dan) Gallow and Roger Broeske; mother-in-law, Eleanor Behling; brothers and sisters-in-law: Gary (Mary) Behling, Diane (Bill) Verboomen, Jan (Ron) Jenkins, Linda (Ernie) Rutledge and Dave (Shelley) Behling; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Loretta Broeske; brothers: Gary and Don Broeske; and father-in-law, Edward Behling.

Memorial services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 601 S. Washington Street, Combined Locks, with Pastor Nate Gauerke officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service. For online condolences, please visit

Ken, you were my true soulmate. God put us together for a reason. We took care of each other. As hard as it is to say goodbye, I know you’re happy and in no more pain. Until we meet again, give everyone a hug from me up there. Love you, Betty.

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