Bergen Lutheran Church
Monday September 24th, 2018
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Orville BrandleeOrville 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.
My condolences to the family. When loosing a loved one it can be unbearable. That is why God has provided scriptures in the Bible to help ones cope with the loss. In the Bible book of Isaiah 25:8 Jehovah God promises soon to "swallow up death forever." He also promises to bring back those who have fallen asleep in death (Acts 24:15). In a little while longer this kind of pain will be a thing of the past (Revelations 21:4). May these scriptures bring you comfort in this difficult time
Cherri Pringle Oct 29 2018 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Orville Brandlee
larry and Judy Picht Sep 22 2018 12:00 AM