Edwin S. Brokken DVMJuly 27, 1935 ~ October 9, 2017 (age 82)
Dr Edwin Sylvester (Sid) Brokken Jr passed away Monday evening October 9th at home in ColtsNeck, New Jersey. He was 82 years of age. The son of Edwin S. Brokken Sr and Benita Murilda (Redalen) Brokken, Sid was born on July 27, 1935 in Lanesboro, Minnesota, the eldest of seven
children. He attended the one-room Brokken School in Bristol Township, graduated from Harmony High School, and attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis from 1952–1963 where he graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He also served in the United States Navy aboard the destroyer USS Cowell in the Pacific.
On October 3, 1959, Sid married Patricia Ann Simon, youngest daughter of Maurice and Alice Simon, in Somerset, Wisconsin.
Dr Brokken practiced as a large-animal and later small-animal veterinarian in
Minnesota prior to moving to Missouri in 1969, where he worked for Merck & Co. as Director of Animal Research for 12 years. A landmark part of his research was participating in the development of Ivermectin, the revolutionary anti-parasite drug, the founders of which were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2015. Dr Brokken was Merck’s Senior Director of Animal R&D from 1981–87. For the next 10 years, he was Vice President of Research, Animal Health Division, at Schering-Plough.
Dr Brokken was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, James and Bingham. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, and their five children, Angela, Amy, Alex, Anita and Adrian; his brothers, William, Thomas and Frederick; sister Bonnie; 12 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Sid was a beloved brother, husband, and father. He will always remain lovingly in our hearts.
The visitation will be held on Thursday October 19 th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the John E. Day funeral home 85 Riverside Ave. Red Bank, N.J. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday October 20 th at 10:00 AM at the Church of St. Catherine Laboure 110 Bray Ave. Middletown, N.J. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the St. Jude's Children Hospital at www.stjude.org Please visit Edwin’s memorial website at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com