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Arnold Broin, 91

Arnold Jerome Broin, 91, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Three Links Reflections in Northfield.

He was born Feb. 21, 1922, in Cherry Grove Township, Goodhue County, to John and Anna (Kvittem) Broin. He attended Skyberg rural schools. He farmed for several years before being drafted into the U.S. Army during WWII. He served from 1944 until he was honorably discharged in 1946. He married Lorraine Berg on June 21, 1947. They lived in Vasa until moving to Red Wing in 1952. Arnold worked 44 years for the Red Wing Shoe Company until his retirement in 1987. Lorraine passed away Nov. 2, 2002.

He was a member of United Lutheran Church. Arnold enjoyed playing cards and visiting with family, friends, and relatives.

He is survived by two daughters, Sheryl (David) Hill of Red Wing and Gail Kayfes of Rosemount; four grandchildren, Jade (Matthew) Paul, Katherine (David) Knorr, Anthony (Anna) Kayfes, and Jordan Hill; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Stella Anderson of Rochester.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine; two brothers, Roy and Orlando Broin; and one sister, Gladys Swensen.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at United Lutheran Church in Red Wing with Rev. Justin Boeding officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Leo C. Peterson American Legion Post #54, will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, and 1 hour prior to the service at church. Memorials are preferred to United Lutheran Church.

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The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Linda Beyers and the entire staff at Potter Ridge and Three Links Reflections for their love and care they provided.