Regina E. “Doody,” née Gorsegner, Broeking

Regina E. “Doody,” née Gorsegner, Broeking, 96, formerly of Greendale Drive in the Town of Corning, Merrill, WI, passed away March 13, 2024, at Pine Crest Nursing Home in Merrill. She was born November 30, 1927, to Gustav and Ella, née Hansen, Gorsegner on the family farm in the Town of Reseburg in Clark County.

She married Carl Broekingon May 31, 1947. They farmed in the Town of Thorp and later lived in Wausau before purchasing a farm in the Town of Corning in 1955. Regina began working in Audit Processing at Wausau Insurance Companies in 1977, then in Records, until she retired in1993.

Regina was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church – Town of Berlin where she served as secretary and treasurer of the Ladies’ Aid. She also volunteered her time as assistant to the church secretary for 18 years, as well as at Trinity Preschool and at the Dime and Dollar Store in Merrill.

An avid nature lover, she created a haven of peace in her beautiful, park-like yard where she watched sunrises and sunsets and the birds and deer. She was a crossword enthusiast and also enjoyed word jumbles, watching old westerns, listening to polkas and big band music of the 40’s. Regina survived many operations, including fully recovering from both colon and breast cancer and remained cancer free. Sadly, a stroke in November2020disabled her.

She was passionate about keeping her family together and heldgatherings at her home whenever possible. She enjoyed a vast network of good friends whom she appreciated greatly, and she always looked forward to the regular visits with her ladies’ group from Wausau Insurance Co. and the friends she had made while in Physical Rehab.

She is survived by her daughters Judy (John) Breneman, Sweden, Nancy (Gerry Winchell) Broeking, Mayville, WI, and Joann (Tim) Larkee, N. Ft.Myers, FL; grandchildren David (Annelie) Breneman-Wenslandt, Sweden, Michelle (Jonathan) Borchardt, Merrill, Bruce (Heather) Broeking, Merrill, Mike Broeking, Wausau, Rick Broeking, N. Ft.Myers, FL, Matthew Winchell, Mayville, WI and Kira (Travis) VandenBoogart, Little Chute, WI; great grandchildren Jonathan and Alma Wenslandt, Sweden, McKenzie (Matthew) Handlin, Fall Creek, WI, Bryce Broeking, Merrilland Andrew and Evan VandenBoogart, Little Chute, WI; great-great grandchildren Tommy Handlin and Chloe, Hayden and River Broeking. She is also survived by her sister, Helen Davis of Canton, MN, many nieces and nephews and a host of wonderful friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband (2007), her son Bruce Broeking, Sr, her brother, Leonard Gorsegner, brothers-in-law, Tom Davis and Karl Kluenkerand sisters-in-law, Marcia Gorsegner and Dorine Kluenker.

Funeral services will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church – Town of  Berlinon Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Andrew DeGier officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 A.M. until the time of service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Taylor-Stine Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Merrill, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at The family suggests memorials be made to the Ladies’ Aid at Trinity Ev. Luth. Church – Town of Berlin, Time of Grace or to The American Cancer Society.

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