12-1:00 P.M. Monday, March 10, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
1:00 P.M. Monday, March 10, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Alta Brokke, age 98, died Friday March 7, 2014 at Manor Care in Fargo.
Alta Bernice Rodella Thompson was born on May 25, 1915 to Anton & Bessie (Johnson) Thompson on a farm located between Nielsville, MN and Cummings, ND. She worked the fields with her father and with neighbors of Bingham Township, ND. On November 30, 1939, Alta was married to Harry Brokke. Together they owned and operated the Corner Café in Climax, MN until 1944 when they moved to Grand Forks, ND and began operating Brokke Grocery, a small neighborhood grocery store on Cottonwood Street. In 1961, they sold the grocery store and purchased the Travalon Motel located on Hwy 10 between Moorhead and Dilworth, MN. They operated the Travalon until 1975, when Harry passed away.
Alta had resided in her condo across from Fargo’s Island Park since 1975 until she broke her hip in December of 2011. She has resided at Manor Care in Fargo since.
Alta loved to dance, play cards and bingo, bake and fish. She was known for being extremely lucky when playing cards or bingo and when fishing, she always caught the largest fish!
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harry, daughter Ginnette, sisters Mabel Thompson and Joyce Erickson; brothers Raymond Thompson, Maurice Thompson and Albert Thompson.
Alta is survived by sons Kevin Brokke and Keith (Lynne) Brokke; granddaughters Nicholle Brokke and Sara (Ben) Hosch; and great grandchildren Adelaide & Emery Hosch.
Alta’s family wishes to thank Manor Care for making Alta feel “at home” while in their care.