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Clarice J. Brekke, 96

Sep 7, 2014

Frost Clarice J. Brekke, age 96, of Frost, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at United Lutheran Church in Frost, the Rev. Arne Halbakken officiated. Burial was in United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost.

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 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 music 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; 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.

Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Blue Earth assisted the family with the arrangements. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com