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Orville Brandlee

May 23, 1928 September 19, 2018
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Orville Brandlee 90 of Bristol passed away Wednesday September 19, 2018 at Sun Dial Manor in Bristol.

His funeral will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 24, 2018 at Bergen Lutheran Church near Bristol. Rev. Chris Strohm will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home in Webster on Sunday 5-7 P.M.

Memorials may be directed to: Sun Dial Manor, 410 2nd St., Bristol, SD 57219 or Bergen Lutheran Church, PO Box 26, Bristol, SD 57219.

Orville Melvin Brandlee was born on May 23, 1928 to Andrew and Florence (Kolkman) Brandlee on the family farm in Day County, South Dakota. He was baptized and confirmed at Bergen Lutheran Church. He attended country school in Union Township through 8th grade and then moved to Bristol with his grandparents so he could attend Bristol High School. He graduated in 1947. After his education, he worked at Davidson Oil Company in Bristol.

On November 21, 1948 he was united in marriage to Marjorie Gill. The couple made their home in Bristol until 1952, then the couple moved to the family farm and raised their three sons, Warren, Mark, and Tim. In 1997, the couple moved to Bristol, but he continued to farm as much as he physically could. Orville farmed until recent years. Only two years ago, at the age of 88, he helped move bales!

Orville was a member of Bergen Lutheran Church where he served on the church board. He was also a member of the Farmers Elevator Board, FHA, and the Union Township Board. Farming was Orville’s passion, even fencing was an enjoyable pastime for him. He also liked watching the Minnesota Twins, and when his boys were younger spent Sunday’s playing baseball in the yard. He was a kind man and loved his family dearly.

Orville passed away at Bristol, South Dakota at the age of 90 years, 3 months, and 27 days.

He will be forever loved and greatly missed by his wife of nearly 70 years, Marjorie of Bristol, SD; three sons, Warren (Janice) Brandlee of Clark, SD, Mark (Deb) Brandlee of Bristol, SD, and Tim (Kara) Brandlee of Ft. Pierre, SD; one sister, Bernice Simcoe of Minneapolis, MN; five grandchildren, Nichol (Dave) Sutton of New Hope, MN, Evan (Darla) Brandlee of Watertown, SD, Clint (Kelly) Brandlee of Pierpont, SD, Kelsie (Josh) Williams of Alexandria, VA, Megan (Seth) Erickson of Groton, SD; and eight great-grandchildren, Elijah, Ethan, Erik, Jessalyn, Lukas, Sirena, Haley, Max, and soon to come Baby B. Orville was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, Andrew Brandlee and one sister, Jeanette Anderson.

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11:00 AM 9/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
Bergen Lutheran Church

13416 425th Ave.
Bristol, SD 57219

Bergen Lutheran Church
13416 425th Ave. Bristol 57219 SD
United States

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