Daryl Welton Broberg, 72, of Loveland, Colo. formerly of Sutherland, died Dec. 27, at the Aspen House in Loveland. Daryl was born May 13, 1940, at Holdrege, to Welton Godfrey and Faye Meta Thompson Broberg.
He grew up on a farm north of Loomis, where he graduated from Loomis High School. Daryl then graduated from Kearney State College with a degree in Education. He was an outstanding athlete, both at Loomis and Kearney State. He played football and ran track, winning the State half-mile in class D. He ran on the sprint medley relay team at Kearney.
On June 23, 1962, Daryl married Carol Jean Balcom and the couple moved to Sutherland a month later where they were both hired as teachers in the Sutherland School System. Daryl taught industrial arts and was head football and track coach for over 20 years. He coached several undefeated football teams in the 60''s and 70''s, including a State Championship in 1964 and 1969. Daryl also coached at the All-Star game in Scottsbluff. His track teams at Sutherland were always excellent, as they won several conference titles and competed well at state.
After 25 years of teaching and coaching, Daryl went to work for Life Investors Insurance Company full-time in 1986, retiring in 2009. Daryl was very successful and was one of the top agents in his company for many years. He was a member of the Million-Dollar Round Table.
Daryl was a member of the Sutherland Presbyterian Church and served on the board. He was also a member of the Lions Club, Booster Club, and Chamber of Commerce at Sutherland.
Daryl is survived by his son, Robert Broberg, of Sutherland; a daughter, Vicki (Mitch) Varela, and grandson, RaShawn Varela, all of Greeley, Colo.; his brother, Richard Broberg, of Overland Park, Kans.; a nephew, Justin Broberg, of Omaha; and other family and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; his parents, Welton and Faye Broberg; his brother, James Broberg; and his father and mother-in-law, Lowell and Faye Balcom.
Memorials may be given to the Sutherland Presbyterian Church or the Sutherland Public School Foundation. Cards may be sent to The Broberg Family Box 99 Sutherland, NE 69165.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Sutherland High School with Vicar JA Welsh officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery south of Sutherland. Odean Colonial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.