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:

  1. Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen
  2. Earth and All Stars
  3. Lord, Call Us into the Church
  4. Love, Love, Love!
  5. O Lord of Love and Power
  6. Praise, Praise! You Are My Rock
  7. Stay with Us, Till Night Has Come
  8. Thine the Amen
  9. You Are Mine