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Obituary: Larry Broin

Larry Broin

New Rockford, N.D.

Larry Carroll Broin, age 88, of New Rockford, N.D., passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd. After a long fight with cancer, he died peacefully with his loving family by his side.

Larry's visitation was held Monday, March 11, 2024 from 1-2 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m., all at First Lutheran Church, with burial at the Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, N.D. Pastor Amy Kippen officiated the service with special music by Mary Ellen Rue, organist, and Hallie Brown, vocalist. Recorded music was "Amazing Grace," "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and "Old Rugged Cross." Honorary bearers were all of Larry's family and friends. Military honors provided by Raymond B. Thorn American Legion, Post #30, New Rockford and North Dakota Marine Funeral Honors Team.

Larry was born to Leander and Cora (Clausen) Broin on August 1, 1935, at their farmstead outside of Gonvick, Minn. Larry was the second of six children.

After graduating from Gonvick High School in 1953 he worked at various jobs including at a taconite mill on the Minnesota north shore and at a smelter in Great Falls, Mont.

Larry joined the U.S. Marine Corps at age 18 in May 1954. He attended basic training in San Diego. After basic training, he was stationed at Camp Pendleton, where he drove military semi-trailer trucks. During his two years of active duty, Larry was stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa where he was assigned to assist collecting insect samples and testing for insect-borne disease.

After eight years in the Marine Corp, he moved back to Minneapolis. It was in Minneapolis in 1963 that he met the love of his life, Beverly Arneson. They were married on January 3, 1964, and were blessed with three children – fraternal twins Jeanette and Annette in 1964 and Darrin in 1967.

In the early 1970s, they moved to Billings, Mont., where Larry worked repairing semi tanker trailers and forklifts. Larry later began his first job as a member of the Teamsters Union, driving cement mixers for Quality Concrete.

While in Billings, Larry joined the local Naval Reserve unit of the Seabees. In 1979, Larry served his annual two-week training on the Pacific Island of Midway.

In 1979, Larry and the family moved to New Rockford, N.D. to be closer to family. He drove grain semi-trailers for Farmers Equity Elevator.

In 1985, after their children graduated from High School, Larry and Beverly moved back to Billings. Larry returned to work repairing road oil tankers. He then worked with Interstate Brands, aka Sweetheart Bakery, as a transport driver to areas in North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.

When Larry retired in 1997, he and Beverly moved back to New Rockford. During his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and doing various woodworking projects from building furniture to making lawn ornaments. He was a proud Marine and in his later years could always be seen wearing his Marine Corps hat and jacket. He also loved playing games and spent many hours playing cards, Aggravation and Farkel (dice) with his family. He was deeply loved and will be missed by us all.

Larry is survived by his wife Beverly; sister Pat (Al) Santos; daughters Jeanette (Brian) Perleberg and Annette (Duane) Duda; son Darrin (Melissa) Broin; grandchildren Jayme (Ross) Martell, Miranda Broin, Kori (fiancé Eric Eckdahl) Duda, Alex (Brooke) Perleberg, Demetri Broin, Alecia Hagen, Sasha Hagen; and great-grandchildren Maxx, Jaxon and Brooks Martell.

Larry was preceded in death by his eldest sister Gloria (infant); parents Leander and Cora Broin; sister Darlene (Dennis) Haugen; brother Gerald "Mickey" (Shirley) Broin and sister-in-law Shirley (Gerald) Broin; sister Ardell (Dickey) Maple; and grandson Levi Duda.

Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of New Rockford and Carrington, N.D.