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Mike F. Brodersen

Mike F. Brodersen Michael Francis Brodersen of Manhattan aged 70 years, passed away unexpectedly of heart failure on Thursday June 7, 2018. Born on September 7, 1947, Michael was the son of Georgiana and Donald Kraner.

He joined the United States Navy at the age of 19 years and served on active and reserve duty for the next 26 years, achieving the rank of Master Chief Boatswain's Mate. Mike earned a BS in Horticultural Therapy from Kansas State University. He retired from Big Lakes Developmental Center in 2010 after 32 years of service.

With his first wife, Linda Beaty, he raised two sons Patrick and David. Mike found love again later in life when he married Vicki (Rudisill) in 2001 and added her children Jennifer and Neil to his beloved family. Mike had a lifelong love of classic cars and spent most of his spare time tinkering and restoring cars. He was an active member of the Yard Art Classic Car Club of Manhattan and participated in charitable causes including Habitat for Humanity and Harvesters. Mike loved to lend a helping hand with friends, family, and strangers and was always there with support and advice for all.

He was preceded in death by his parents and survived by his wife Vicki, brothers John (Twila) Brodersen, Gary (Jaccie) Kraner, Randy (Mary) Kraner, Mark (Terri) Kraner and one sister Kathy (Bryan) Metz, two sons Patrick (Deb Sumerour) Brodersen and David (Sheri) Brodersen, son and daughter by marriage, Neil (Lisa Hummel) Rudisill and Jennifer (Chris) Conner and six grandchildren.

He was truly treasured by all whose lives he touched and will be sorely missed.

The family will greet friends during a visitation from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday June 12, 2018 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday June 13, 2018 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, with the Pastor Dennis Ackerman officiating. Lunch will follow the funeral at the College Avenue United Methodist Church in Manhattan.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mike Brodersen Memorial Fund. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

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