May 21, 1926, Beatrice, Nebraska.
November 7, 2009, Bloomington, Minnesota.
Dawn Valley Memorial Park, Bloomington, Minnesota.
Son of a Lutheran minister, Brokering was educated at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa; the University of Iowa (MA, child psychology); Wartburg Seminary; the Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary (now Trinity Lutheran Seminary), Columbus, Ohio; and the Universities of Kiel and Erlangen, Germany.
For a decade, he served Lutheran pastorates in Cedarhurst, New York; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and San Antonio, Texas.
He then worked in the parish education department of the American Lutheran Church (1960–70). He wrote over 30 books; his works include: