CLARICE J. BREKKE
MARCH 17, 1918 - AUGUST 28, 2014
Funeral services for Clarice J. Brekke, 96, of Frost were held September 3, 2014, at United Lutheran Church in Frost with the Rev. Arne Halbakken officiating. Burial was in the United Lutheran Cemetery. Clarice died August 28, 2014, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth.
Clarice was born March 17, 1918, in Buffalo Center, Iowa, the daughter of Jens E. and Aletta B. (Peterson) Jensen. She was a 1936 graduate of Buffalo Center High School where she took her Normal Training. She taught for a short time at country schools near Rake and Buffalo Center before her marriage to Edmund A. Brekke in April of 1940 in Thompson, Iowa. While Edmund worked at the Frost Elevator, Clarice was a homemaker raising their two children. Clarice was a longtime member of United Lutheran Church in Frost where her love for msic found her part of the choir and church organist for many years. She was also active in the church circle and ladies aide. Clarice was a devoted caregiver to her mother and husband during their final days as love for family was of greatest importance to her.
Clarice is survived by her daughter, Connie Wrase of Frost, her son, Gary (Connie) Brekke of Rochester, six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edmund in 1986, brothers, Alvin and Marion Jensen, sister, Evelyn Hanson, son-in-law Bill Wrase and grandson, Derek Wrase.
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