HOLDREGE — LoRee A Broeker, 94, of Holdrege, formerly of Orleans, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at Holdrege Memorial Homes.

Celebration of life will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Oxford with the Rev. Brian Jenkins officiating. Private family burial will be at Carter Cemetery in rural Orleans before the service.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mitchell-Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Oxford with the family present 6-7:30 p.m.


LoRee was born Oct. 19, 1924, near Otis, Colo., in Washington County to Louis and Verna (Cook) Dressel.

At the age of 3, her parents moved to Alma. LoRee graduated from Alma High School with the class of 1942.

Following her education, LoRee taught for two years at Carter District 35 and one year at District 4 rural school.

On May 17, 1945, LoRee was united in marriage to Kenneth “Bud” Broeker in Phillipsburg, Kan. They lived on different farms in the Carter Community until 1976 when they moved to Oxford. LoRee worked for the Oxford Cheese Co., Mid-Nebraska and several other businesses in Oxford.

LoRee was a member of the Oxford First Baptist Church and the Carter Cheer Extension Club, for many years. Her family was her main interest in life, as well as her church and community friends.

LoRee was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; granddaughter, Cassandra Ann Broeker; brother, Robert Dressel; brothers-in-law, Oral Broeker and wife Pearl, Wallace Broeker and wife Ortha, and Robert Broeker; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Dyas and husband Dick, Bernice McQuiston and husband Rolland, and Carla Ann Freeburg and husband Laval.

She leaves to celebrate her life her sons, Leslie Broeker and his wife, Mary Ann, and Glen Broeker and his wife, Sharalee, all of Oxford; four grandchildren, Margaret Folkers and her husband, Jeff, of Reno, Nev., Yancy Broeker and his wife, Brenda, of Lincoln, Leah Norman and her husband, Bill, of Oxford and Steven and Shelly Broeker of Oxford; nine great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Preston, Logan, Ali, Tre, Tia, Callie and Cole; one great-great-granddaughter, Masyn LoRee; sisters-in-law, Mary Jo Dressel of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Phyllis Thulin of Beaver City, Ardis Proctor and her husband, Carl, of Oxford, Janice Maaske and her husband, Darrel, of Kearney and Donna Dallman and her husband, Myron, of Hildreth; along with extended family and many friends.

A memorial has been established in LoRee’s honor and kindly suggested to the First Baptist Church in Oxford.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com.