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Larry Carroll Broin, age 88, of New Rockford, ND, passed away on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd. After a long fight with cancer, he died peacefully with his loving family by his side.

Larry was born to Leander and Cora (Clausen) Broin on August 1st, 1935, at their farmstead outside of Gonvick, MN. Larry was the second of six children.

After graduating from Gonvick High School in 1953 he worked at various jobs including at a taconite mill on the Minnesota north shore and at a smelter in Great Falls, MT.

Larry joined the US Marine Corps at age 18 in May 1954. He attended basic training in San Diego. After basic training he was stationed at Camp Pendleton, where he drove military semi-trailer trucks. During his two years of active duty, Larry was stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa where he was assigned to assist collecting insect samples and testing for insect-borne disease.

After eight years in the Marine Corp, he moved back to Minneapolis. It was in Minneapolis in 1963 that he met the love of his life, Beverly Arneson. They were married on January 3, 1964, and were blessed with three children – fraternal twins Jeanette and Annette in 1964 and Darrin in 1967.

In the early 1970s they moved to Billings, MT, where Larry worked repairing semi tanker trailers and forklifts. Larry later began his first job as a member of the Teamsters Union, driving cement mixer for Quality Concrete.

While in Billings, Larry joined the local Naval Reserve unit of the Seabees. In 1979 Larry served his annual two-week training on the Pacific Island of Midway.

In 1979 Larry and the family moved to New Rockford, ND to be closer to family.  He drove grain semi- trailers for Farmers Equity Elevator.

In 1985, after their children graduated from High School, Larry and Beverly moved back to Billings. Larry returned to work repairing road oil tankers. Then with Interstate Brands (aka Sweetheart Bakery) as a transport driver to areas in North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.

When Larry retired in 1997, he and Beverly moved back to New Rockford. During his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family (especially his grandchildren) and doing various woodworking projects from building furniture to making lawn ornaments. He was a proud Marine and in his later years could always be seen wearing his Marine Corp hat and jacket.  He also loved playing games and spent many hours playing cards, Aggravation and Farkel (dice) with his family.  He was deeply loved and will be missed by us all.

Larry was preceded in death by his eldest sister Gloria (infant), parents Leander and Cora Broin, sister Darlene (Dennis) Haugen, brother Gerald “Mickey” (Shirley) Broin and sister-in-law Shirley (Gerald) Broin, sister Ardell (Dickey) Maple, and grandson Levi Duda.

Larry is survived by his wife Beverly, sister Pat (Al) Santos, daughters Jeanette (Brian) Perleberg and Annette (Duane) Duda, son Darrin (Melissa) Broin, grandchildren Jayme (Ross) Martell, Miranda Broin, Kori (fiancé Eric Eckdahl) Duda, Alex (Brooke) Perleberg, Demetri Broin, Alecia Hagen, Sasha Hagen, and great-grandchildren Maxx, Jaxon, and Brooks Martell.


Larry’s Visitation will be Monday, March 11, 2024 at 1:00 PM-2:00 PM followed by a Funeral Service at 2:00 PM all at First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, ND.

His Burial will be at the Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Sad to hear this & my heart goes out to Bev, Children & Family.. Share the Memories Always & there are many! Prayers to Family & Friends!

  2. Annette, Jeanette and families,
    We are thinking of you guys as Heaven receives another very special Angel.
    Kathy and Corey Lesmeister

  3. Jeanette and families, Sad to hear of your loss. May he rest in peace and his memory be a blessing.

  4. Gonna sure miss my cousin and ex-Marine! May God bless and may he R.I.P. I always enjoyed my visits with him and his family.

  5. Beverly, Jeanette, Annette, Darrin and family,
    My condolences for your loss. Larry will be greatly missed but his memory lives on in all of you. Sending love and prayers to you all.

  6. My deepest sympathy to the family. So sad to hear the passing of your father. Prayers and thoughts to all!

  7. Although his time with us was short, it sure was such a blessing to know Larry. I especially enjoyed seeing him in his best element, family surrounding him while he was comfy in his bed, playing Farkle! He was such a fun gentleman to visit with, could tell he had a great family and lived a long, good life. May he rest in peace and be able to play as much Farkle and eat all the shrimp and wings he wants now.
    Prayers, LHGS


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