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September 16, 2019


7/26/2019 9:18:00 AM
Maline Balian Broburg

Maline Balian Broburg, 94, of Windom, formerly of St. Paul, died July 10, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society in Windom.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, July 27, at 11 a.m., in the American Lutheran Church Chapel with Pastor Sarah Larsen Tade officiating.
Special music will be provided by Carol Vought, pianist.
Congregational hymns will be "Children of the Heavenly Father," "O God, Our Help in Ages Past," "Beautiful Savior" and "Go My Children With My Blessing."
Usher will be Bruce Turner.
A private family burial will be held at a later date at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis.
Visitation will be held Saturday at the chapel in Windom for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to American Lutheran Church in Windom, St. Sahag's Armenian Church in St. Paul, St. Mark's Cathedral Church in Minneapolis, or, if you are able, please donate blood to the American Red Cross.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom is handling the funeral arrangements.
Maline Broburg was born in 1925 to Aram and Karzouhi (Ousdigian) Balian, in Minneapolis. Maline grew up in St. Paul and lived in the Twin Cities until 2011 when she moved to Remick Ridge in Windom.
She was baptized in St. Paul and was a member of St. Mark's Cathedral in Minneapolis.
Maline graduated from Washington High School in St. Paul in 1943. She then attended the University of Minnesota and received her undergraduate degree in music education and piano. In 1964, Maline received her master's degree in music education.
In 1953, Maline was united in marriage in St. Paul to Eskil Broburg. This marriage was blessed with two children, Gregory and Karen.
Throughout her life, Maline was a music teacher, church organist, choir director and pianist. She taught at St. Paul Public Schools and North St. Paul-Maplewood Schools, and played the organ and piano for many churches in the Twin Cities. Maline spent over 30 years in the classroom.
In 1983, she retired from teaching but continued to play the organ until age 85. Her last position was through 2010 as an organist for First Church of Christ, Scientist, White Bear Lake.
Maline played the organ and piano for countless weddings, funerals, birthday and anniversary celebrations and many other events over a period of more than 70 years, in addition to her church positions. She was a member of the U of MN Chorus, Bach Society, American Guild of Organists, Twin Cities Choir Masters Association, MEA, National Education Association and Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) music sorority.
Maline is survived and deeply missed by her children, Gregory Broburg of St. Anthony Village, Karen (Dr. Steven) Hartberg of Windom; grandchildren: Anna (David) Grumm of San Francisco, Calif.; Mary Hartberg of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; and John Hartberg of New Orleans, La.; great-grandchild, Aila Grumm; sister, Dr. Lucy Rorke-Adams and her husband C. Harry Knowles of New Jersey; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Maline is preceded in death by her husband, Eskil; parents, Aram and Karzouhi; sisters: Eva Rudisel, Harriet Balian and Elizabeth Seropian.
Blessed be the memory of Maline Balian Broburg.








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