Obit: Brocker, Gus #2 (1876 - 1957) 

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Surnames: Brocker, Untiedt, Harrison, Sweek 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 04/18/1957 

Brocker, Gus (8 July 1876 - 14 April 1957) 

Funeral services for Gus Brocker, 80, who died of a stroke Monday at the Havenet Nursing Home, Owen, weld here this afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Zink Funeral Home. Internment was made in the Abbotsford cemetery.

The Rev. Richard Harrison, of the Presbyterian Church, conducted the services. 

Mr. Brocker was born July 8, 1876, in Davenport, Iowa. He was a horse trainer and lover of horses and in his youth he and a companion traveled by horseback from Wyoming to Davenport.  

On March 12, 1908, he and Miss Mildred Untiedt were married at Davenport, Iowa. Forty-four years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Brocker and their first three children moved their entire belongings by two team-drawn, enclosed wagons and located on a farm near Owen. When he retired from farming, about 23 years ago, they came to Abbotsford. 

Mr. Brocker had been a patient at the Havenet Nursing Home since last October. He suffered a stroke and died there at 2:15 Monday afternoon. 

He is survived by his widow, of Tomahawk; four sons, Walter, Chippewa Falls; Howard, Iron Mountain, Mich.; Clifford, West Allis; and Norman, Fontana, Calif.; and two daughters, Miss Bernice Brocker, of New York City, and Mrs. Steve (Mabel) Sweek, West Allis. All the children, except Norman and Bernice, attended the funeral. 

Also surviving are eight grand children, and one great grand child. There are two brothers, John and Herman Brocker, Davenport; Iowa.  




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