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Maurine Brendmoen

Maurine Brendmoen 85, of Roslyn died Sunday August 21, 2011 at Sanford Hospital in Webster. Her funeral will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Fron Lutheran Church near Roslyn, Rev. Jan FitzGibbon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday 5-7 P.M. and prior to services on Wednesday. Maurine Rose Eidahl was born on Wednesday, June 30, 1926 to John and Agnes (Gilbertson) Eidahl near Roslyn, South Dakota. She was confirmed at Fron Lutheran Church near Roslyn. She grew up on the family farm west of Roslyn and attended country school in Independence Township, Day County. When Maurine was a small child her mother passed away and when she graduated from country school she stayed at home and helped her father with the care of her brother and two sisters. On January 18, 1946 she was united in marriage to Vernon Brendmoen at Langford, South Dakota. After their marriage the couple farmed in Day County until 1962 when they moved to Webster. She worked at Bethesda Home in Webster. In 1966 they moved to Aberdeen where she worked for Mother Joseph Manor until 1984. She also worked at Econo Foods until retirement in September 2000. Vernon and Maurine celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on January 20, 1996. Vernon passed away in December 1997. Maurine enjoyed visiting with her brother, Eldon, when he would come over for coffee to visit about old times. She also enjoyed doing embroidery work and baking. Maurine passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at Webster, South Dakota at the age of 85 years, 1 month and 22 days. Survivors include two sons, Jack (Peg) Brendmoen of Springfield, VA and Todd (Tina) Brendmoen of Sedalia, MO; three daughters, Linda (Keith) Miller of Dunnellon, FL, Betty (John) Terry of Aurora, CO and Lori (Paul) Thorberg of Rosemount, MN;one brother, Eldon (Carolyn) Eidahl of Watertown, SD; one sister, Shirley (Tubby) Schmidt of Roslyn, SD; seven grandchildren, Sara, Lychelle, Beau, Ross, Marie, Ryan and Alexandra; and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, an infant daughter, one sister and an infant grandchild.

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To my wonderful Aunt Maurine, I will miss you so much. You are one of my heros. No matter what, you always had a smile on your face and you were so good to all of us. Having all of you special people in heaven looking down on us and protecting us makes me have no fear of death because I know you will all be there with open arms waiting for me. I love and miss you. Give hugs and kisses to all of our loved ones. God blessed me by giving me an aunt like you.

Marcia Schmidt Aug 23 2011 12:00 AM

To Maurine's family, What a sweet woman- I'm so glad I got to know her. She was my Mom's constant companion at S.K. Rest home in Roslyn. My Mom is going to miss her so much! She said-"We always had so much to talk about." They knew each other for many years. Linda, my friend, I've been thinking of you so much. Have joy for the many years you had with her.My sincere condolences for your special loss. Love and Prayers, Patty


Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Maurine was a very special lady. I cherish the time I was able to go and visit her on a daily basis as "that girl". We all have another angel looking over us. Maurine -- give Grandma Jane and Grandpa Arnie hugs from us! Love you all!

Brian, Lana, Chandler and Braden Aug 22 2011 12:00 AM

Maurine was my sister Inez' mother-in-law, I met her many times and was always welcomed at her home. She was a warm and kind person and my sympathy goes out to Beau and Ross, who have lost their grandmother, as well as to all of her family.

Susan Henning Holman Aug 22 2011 12:00 AM

So sorry for the brendmoen family, my thoughts and prayers are with you

CINDY M SEIFNER Aug 22 2011 12:00 AM

Our thoughts & prayers are with the Brendmoen family. We are so sorry for your loss.

Donald & Lona Seifner Aug 22 2011 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your mom. Hope to see all of you.

Dennis & Sandy Foell Aug 22 2011 12:00 AM

Jack and all the Brendmoens: Your mom was a real sweetheart. Will always remember her fondly. So nice that you could all be there together with her at the end. Our condolences.

The Rosenblatt Family Aug 22 2011 12:00 AM

My sincerest sympathies to Maurine's family. May you all find peace in the wonderful memories you have of the good times you've spent with her over the many years of her life.

Lori Wagner Aug 22 2011 12:00 AM

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