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Geraldine Brune

January 24, 1921 November 30, 2016
Geraldine Brune
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Obituary for Geraldine Brune

Geraldine Bolivia Brune was born January 24, 1921 to Martinus and Myrtle (Abraham) Christensen in Arco, Minnesota. She was baptized February 27, 1921. She attended Arco Consolidated School Distrist #10 and graduated from Arco High School in 1939 with the honor and distinction of valedictorian. On October 5, 1940 Geraldine married Melvin Brune in the rectory of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe. Their union was blessed with six children and 50+ years of life together. The couple lived and farmed in the Lake Benton area and Hendricks, where Geraldine was a mom and homemaker for her family. In later years she worked as a nursing assistant at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler. Melvin preceded her in death in 1997. In October, 2012, she became a resident of Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler. There, on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Geraldine died at the age of 95.

Geraldine was a member of St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler, Minnesota, and formerly was a member of St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Lake Benton and St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe where she was a member of the Rosary Society and involved in other church activities. She had been a member of the Lincoln County Extension Club. She was secretary of the VFW Auxiliary for many years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and needlework.

Geraldine is lovingly remembered by her children, Diane Engelkes of New London, MN, Marlene (Vernon) Neisius of Lake Benton, MN, Melva Marczak (Randy Waddle) of Tolleson, AZ, and Lorene (Paul) Laumann of Marshall, MN; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one sister, Valdonna Jensen of Nevis, MN; sisters-in-law, Betty Christensen of Tyler, MN and Eva Brune of San Antonio, TX; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; her parents; two sons, Michael and Jack Brune; two brothers, Verlane Christensen and Allen Christensen; and sisters, June James and Lois Neisius.

Blessed be her memory.

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Memorial Visitation & Gathering

Friday

2

Dec

4:00 PM 12/2/2016 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/2/2016 7:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel

100 US Hwy 14
PO Box 207
Tyler, MN 56178

Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel
100 US Hwy 14 Tyler 56178 MN
United States

Prayer Service

Friday

2

Dec

6:30 PM 12/2/2016 6:30:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel

100 US Hwy 14
PO Box 207
Tyler, MN 56178

Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel
100 US Hwy 14 Tyler 56178 MN
United States

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday

3

Dec

10:30 AM 12/3/2016 10:30:00 AM
St. Dionysius Catholic Church - Tyler

213 Linwood
Tyler, MN 56178

St. Dionysius Catholic Church - Tyler
213 Linwood Tyler 56178 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

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St. Dionysius Catholic Cemetery - Tyler Final Resting Place

44.288146,-96.120093
Tyler, MN 56178

44.288146,-96.120093 Tyler 56178 MN
United States
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