Larry Brodersen

Obituary of Larry August Brodersen

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Larry August Brodersen, 83, the son of Ivan and Lois (Van Wyngarden) Brodersen, was born December 15, 1937, in Newton.  He was a graduate of the Newton Senior High, with the class of 1956.  Larry served his country with the Iowa National Guard.

   In 1960, Larry was united in marriage with Saundra Smith.  To this marriage two children were given, Pamela Jo and Cindy.  Larry was a man of many talents.  He worked in the agricultural businesses, was an auctioneer and did finish carpentry.  Larry loved spending time with his family and friends, and enjoyed the outdoors.  He loved the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes, and the annual fishing trips to Canada. 

   On Dec. 23,1967, Larry was united in marriage with Marilyn J. Smaniotto, in Knoxville, Iowa.  To this union, Loren and Doug were born.  They made their home in Pennsylvania for six years before returning to Iowa, in 1973.   

   Larry died on Monday, September 27, 2021, at the Prairie Vista Village in Altoona.  Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Marilyn, who died November 12, 2016; a daughter Pamela Jo; a son-in-law Joe Hoefler; his brothers-in-law: Donald and Raymond Smaniotto; a brother-in-law, Ronald Lockman; and nephews, Leo Smaniotto and Edward Lockman.

   Those left to honor Larry’s memory include his children, Cindy (Michael) McCoy, Loren (Tim) Buss, Doug (Danielle) Brodersen; his seven grandchildren: Cody, Cameron, Noah, Sloan, Sutton, Jackson and Sawyer; a brother-in-law Gene Smaniotto; sister-in-law Anna Lockman; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Debra Fox.

{Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, facemasks are optional, but encouraged at the services.} 

   Funeral services for Larry will be 10:30am, Friday, October 1, 2021, at the Pence~Reese Funeral Home in Newton.  With a visitation Thursday, September 30, from 5pm until 7pm, at the funeral home.  Memorials may be designated to Larry’s family, made out to Doug Brodersen, and may be left at the funeral home. 

   A Facebook Broadcast of the Funeral service for Larry will be held at 10:30am, Friday, Oct. 1, on the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home and Cremation Services Facebook page.  

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Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home & Cremation Services
310 N. 2nd Ave. E.
Newton, Iowa, United States

Funeral Service

10:30 am
Friday, October 1, 2021
Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home & Cremation Services
310 N. 2nd Ave. E.
Newton, Iowa, United States

Final Resting Place

Palo Alto Cemetery
4968 Hwy. S74 S.
Newton, Iowa, United States
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Larry Brodersen

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1937 - 2021

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