In Memory of

Della Ida Brodersen

January 17, 1918 - March 28, 2013
Della Ida (Wilberding) Brodersen, the daughter of Joseph and Celia (Meyer) Wilberding, was born January 17, 1918 at Remsen, IA. She spent her early years in Remsen, and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1935. She then moved to Cherokee, IA, and began working as a waitress. Della enjoyed playing BINGO, crossword puzzles, slot machines, playing cards, and telling stories and jokes. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the I.C. Ladies Union. She passed away at Countryside Estates in Cherokee, IA, on March 28, 2013, having reached the age of 95. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, four sisters, two sons-in-law, Glen Haselhoff and Dan Smith. She is survived by four children, Bob and Georgia Brodersen of Paullina, Betty Haselhoff of Cherokee, IA, Kathy Smith of Quimby, IA, and Ben Brodersen of Cherokee, IA; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Mandy Brodersen and children Izzy and Alex, Jeff and Susan Haselhoff, Jason and Tonya Haselhoff and children T.J., Dylan, Kenzie and Chris, Leia and Jim Krueger, Katie Haselhoff and her boyfriend Bud Fredricks, and Jamie Smith; a brother-in-law Jim Brodersen and his wife Fran, sister-in-law Delores McDermott and brother-in-law Raymond Brodersen; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Honorary Urn Bearers Jeremy Brodersen Jeff Haselhoff Jason Haselhoff Leia Krueger Katie Haselhoff Jamie Smith Gena Leonard Jared Leonard
Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1st at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. The family will be present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday evening. A prayer service will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Organist- Charlotte Groves Vocalists- I.C. Funeral Choir
Private family burial at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen.


Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Della's passing. I will always remember her smile. She always went out of her way to talk to you if she saw you anywhere in town. She was a good friend to Mom over the years. Now they can get together, laugh, and play cards again. God bless you all. ”
- Jean A. Doran
Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Ben, So very sorry to hear about your mom. You have been in my thoughts.”
- Kris Witcombe
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I am very saddened by the death of Aunt "Meatball" she was one special lady. I sure wish I could have visited her more. I did enjoy each and every letter that she wrote to me over the years. May she rest in peace with the rest of her loved ones that have gone before her.. Tob, Ben, Kat,Bob,and family, know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. You were all blessed with such a great mom........Love you guys.”
- Sue Vasser Chaney
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thought are with you.”
- Margo A Eischen
Monday, April 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“To Della's niece, Annie and family - I know how special your Aunt Della was to you and how much time you spent with her over the years. I know how your heart must be hurting as she was like a mother to you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve.”
- Jonna Rohrbaugh
Monday, April 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Bob, Toby, Ben, and Kat ...... I am so sorry for your loss, and I wish I could be there with you at this time of your sorry. Your mom was my favorite by far...She and my mom were so much alike, but I guess it was that way with the 'Wilberding' girls.... I will miss her greatly, and only wish we lived closer so I could be there with you. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all.

Cuzzin' Roger from TEXAS”
- Cousin Roger (Texas) Vasser
Monday, April 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Many memories of the Brodersen family, especially Della. You are all in my prayers/”
- Trudy Woltman-Schroeder
Monday, April 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you mourn the loss of your Mother. Della was a wonderful lady, always smiling, telling jokes, and being friendly to people. May all of the wonderful memories that you have with your Mother carry you through this sad time. God bless you.”
- Dana (File) Kies
Monday, April 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Della's passing. She was a fun lady. I enjoyed our visits to her and Ben with our friend Annie. She always had us laughing , what a nice lady ! She will be missed. Thinking of all of you and keeping you in my prayers. God Bless.”
- Joni Harig
Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of Della's passing. She was a wonderful person and I so enjoyed hearing from her every Christmas. Thoughts and prayers to your family during such a difficult time.”
- Jen Dessel Hempel
Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“my heart and prayers go out to the family and extended family bless you in the time to come”
- Denita Paulsen
Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Gonna miss you Aunt Della. Sorry we had to live so far apart, I sure would have spent more time with you. I will cherish the times we did & all those stories my mom & her sisters told on you. Hope to see you again one day. ”
- Randy Vasser
Friday, March 29, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Bill and I send our sympathy and prayers to all of you. I was so glad I got to see her on her birthday.”
- Cathy Smith
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