Floyd “Buddy” Brodkorb
Floyd “Buddy” Brodkorb, 84, of Kimball, SD passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society in Corsica, SD. Funeral Service was held at 2:30 P.M. Monday, October 24, 2016 at Kimball Protestant Parish with Pastor Lori Robinson officiating. A Committal Service followed at Kimball Community Cemetery. Floyd Wilbur “Buddy” Brodkorb was born to Leo and Berniece (Brearley) Brodkorb on August 24, 1932 in Mitchell, SD. He was raised along with his sister, Jean on the family farm outside of Kimball, SD. He attended grade school at a local rural school before graduating from Kimball High School in 1950. On August 31, 1953 Buddy was united in marriage to Helen Gene Hantke at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kimball. They farmed northeast of Kimball until their retirement in 2006. They were together until Helen’s passing on October 24, 2014. Floyd was a member of Kimball Protestant Parish. He enjoyed pitching for baseball and participating in bowling league for many years. He loved attending his grandkids events, farming and ranching - especially taking care of his cows. Buddy will always be remembered for the generous, hardworking man he was. Grateful for having shared in Buddy’s life: his five children: Tim Brodkorb and wife, Pam of Sioux Falls, SD, Bonnie Brodkorb of Colorado Springs, CO, Gary Brodkorb and wife, Theresa of Kimball, SD, Brenda Gillen and husband Dane, of Bridgewater, SD and Penny Brodkorb of Sioux Falls, SD; his seven grandchildren: Andrea and Berit Brodkorb, Tyler Gillen and wife, Haley, Eric and Samantha Gillen, Nathan Brodkorb and Josh Wooledge and wife, Ashley; three brothers-in-law: LaVern Rasmussen, Roger Hantke and Alvin Hantke; a sister-in-law, Delores Stoll; his aunt, Ruth Brodkorb Bult; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Floyd was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; his parents, Leo and Berniece Brodkorb; a sister, Jean Ann Rasmussen; two brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through mountfuneralhome.com.