Mae Brekken

Mae Brekken

1921 - 2022

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After 100 years, Mae Brekken, joined her family members in heaven who loved the Lord; she passed away September 19, 2022 at her home. Mae Vivian (Askeland) Brekken was born December 2,1921 at home in Watonwan County to Christian and Minnie (Thuestad) Askeland. She attended Country School and later completed her GED. She was baptized and confirmed at the LaSalle Lutheran Church. In her younger years, she was a 4-H member and later a 4-H leader. She encouraged her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their 4-H work. She married Adolph Brekken on December 20,1945 at LaSalle Lutheran Church. They loved the Lord and taught young people in Sunday School and Youth League to love the Lord. She actively served her church and community. She loved working at the Godahl Store when she was in her 80's and 90's, as she was "too young to retire!" She enjoyed sewing and made lots of quilts. Many family members received her special quilts. Mae helped sew things for her granddaughters' weddings, which made their day special. Mae would want all of you to know Jesus personally and be in heaven someday. Mae is survived by her daughter, Kathleen (Ken) Hanson; her son, Keith (Cindy) Brekken all of St. James; grandchildren, Kim (Rich) Louwagie, Kris (Steve) Cross, Kyle (Amy) Hanson, Kari (Darrick) Miest, Katrin Erdmann (Matt Anderson), Jeremy (Ashley) Brekken, Jon Craig, Travis Brekken (Kelli Tucholke); 21 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren; sister-in-iaw, Elaine Askeland and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Adolph; granddaughter, Heidi Craig; brothers, William, Albert and Clifford and sisters, Clara, Mildred, Gladys and Esther. Memorials would be preferred in lieu of flowers, to the Gideon's and Hosanna Free Lutheran Church.
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Friday
23
September

Visitation 1

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, September 23, 2022
Sturm Funeral Home, St. James Chapel
906 - 10th Ave. S.
St. James, Minnesota, United States
Saturday
24
September

Visitation 2

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Hosanna Free Lutheran Church- St. James
1176 11th Street S.
Saint James, Minnesota, United States
Saturday
24
September

Service Information

11:00 am
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Hosanna Free Lutheran Church- St. James
1176 11th Street S.
Saint James, Minnesota, United States

Interment Information

Albion Lutheran Cemetery-St. James
10454 250th Ave.
St. James, Minnesota, United States

Reception

A luncheon will take place at the church immediately following the funeral and prior to the interment.