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