Helen Gene Brodkorb was born January 12, 1932, at Dimock, SD, to Fredrick and Agnes (Fouberg) Hantke. She grew up and attended schools at Onida, Harold and Kimball. She graduated from Kimball High School in 1953. On August 31, 1953, she married Floyd “Buddy” Brodkorb at Kimball. They farmed northeast of Kimball until their retirement.
She is survived by her husband, five children: Tim Brodkorb and wife Pam of Sioux Falls; Bonnie Brodkorb of Colorado Springs, CO; Gary Brodkorb and wife Theresa of Kimball; Brenda Gillen and husband Dane of Bridgewater; Penny Brodkorb of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren, one sister, Delores Stoll and husband Lyle of Pukwana, and two brothers, Alvin Hantke of Lead and Roger Hantke of Mitchell. She was preceded in death by two brothers, four sisters and her parents.