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Al Broeckel

Aug. 26, 1934 to June 2, 2022

Al Broeckel, 87, passed away June 2, 2022, at Tacoma General Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, June, and three siblings.

He is survived by their daughter, Janet (Vince); and grandsons, Landry and Brady; their son, John (Camille); and their daughter, Jo Ann (Brian); and grandchildren, Lauren and Aiden.

Al was born to Arthur and Amelia Broeckel near Dusty, Wash. He and June attended school together and both graduated from Lacrosse High School in 1953.

They were married Dec. 28, 1956, at Selbu Lutheran Church. Al graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1960 and a master’s...


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