Sept. 24, 1937 andndash; March 22, 2013

George Broberg passed away at his home in Brookings on March 22, 2013. He was 75.

George was born Sept. 24, 1937, in Chicago, to George and Fay (Allen) Broberg. He was raised in the Tacoma, Wash., area with his grandparents. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict where he earned the Silver Star.

George later worked for more than 20 years as a correctional officer at Pelican Bay State Prison.

He married Suzette Mahoney in Lemoore, Calif., on March 23, 1991.

George loved to read and watch news and political programs.

Survivors include his wife Suzette of Brookings; sons Jason Broberg and his wife Johanna of Brookings, Michael Broberg of Brookings; stepchildren Vickie Fowler of McKinleyville, Calif., Julia Stanfill of Bothel, Wash., Bonnie Wikler and her husband Phillip of San Diego, Calif., Brent Mahoney of Omaha, Neb.; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

George was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol Ann Rath, and a sister, Geraldine.

A celebration of George's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Redwood Memorial Chapel, 1020 Fifield St. in Brookings.

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Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel