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“My condolences Kevin, Bev and Kara. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Bonnie Will - Hastings, NE

“If ever a person followed his passions and turned his talents into a career it was Mr. Ralph Brostrom. As Principal at Jefferson Elementary School...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Athey - Aurora, NE

“Ralph was truly a special person that touched the lives of many. Ralph volunteered and donated at the Red Cross for years. We will always remember...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Darla and staff at the Red Cross

“I met Ralph for the first in the spring of 1970 when GIPS was interviewing potential teaching candidates at Doane College. During that interview I...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Mike Nichols - Grand Island, NE

“I remember "Mr. Brostrom" as one of my favorite teachers at Lincoln Elementary. He will be missed by many. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Judy Howard - Liberty, MO

“Ralph was a special man. While our kids were attending Starr school, he, as the principal, remembered every student's name and every parent's name!...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Gaylord Martens - Grand Island, NE

“My condolences to the Brostrom family. I have very fond memories of him at Dodge Elementary School. I did my student teaching there, and then was...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Marijke Vermeulen Klahn - Wichita, KS

“Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Phillips Dvorak - Brainad, NE

“What a grand gentleman with a kind soul! Ralph always had a kind word and a smile on his face. So sorry Brostroms, he will be dearly missed. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Kent Brown - Grand Island, NE

“Please accept our deepest sympathies. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: pat and marlene thelen - KS

“Brady, Kevin and the entire family.. I always loved your Dad and was sad to hear of his passing. I remember his smile and kind, easy-going way. ...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Kristine Burke - Aiken, SC

“Mr. Brostrom, you taught my mother in Page, NE, ,my sister amd myself at Dodge Elementary. Your name always lookd so big on your door, but your heart...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Amy Dixon - Council Bluffs, IA

“Ralph will be missed by many I will miss his smile and some of his other actions I am glad I got to know him and help take care of him thoughts are...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Alicia Goatley - Ainsworth, NE

“I will never forget Ralph----he was my first principal after graduating from Kearney. He was a very kind, caring person who I will always remember. ...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Sharyl Gilles - Hastings, NE


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Ralph was born on November 20, 1926 and passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

Ralph was a resident of Grand Island, Nebraska at the time of passing.

He grew up in Long Island, New York, graduating from Andrew Jackson High School with the class of 1945.

Military honors will be provided by United Veterans Honor Guard of Grand Island and United States Air Force Honors Team, Omaha, NE. Visitation hours will 5-8 p.m., Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Apfel Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Grand Island Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by United Veterans Honor Guard of Grand Island and United States Air Force Honors Team, Omaha, NE. Visitation hours will 5-8 p.m., Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Apfel Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the Grand Island Educational Foundation Brostrom Family Scholarship or First Presbyterian Church.

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