Edith A. “Edie” Brekke, 81, of Rushford, Minn., died on Friday, January 19, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.
Edie was born on April 30, 1936, in Houston, Minn., to Abraham and Hazel (Lanz) Peterson. She was a graduate of Houston High School. In 1954, she married Corry M. Burt. To this marriage were born two children, Sharon and Corry. Edie’s husband, Corry died in October of 1965. In 1970, she married Charles Brekke. Together they had a son, Paul. They were later divorced.
Edie loved handywork, especially sewing and crocheting. In Rushford, she worked at Woody’s Cafe and the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in the nursing, dietary and activity departments. Edie loved going for rides in the country and looking for UFOs at night.
She is survived by her children, a son-in-law, Rick; four grandchildren, one great-grandson, a brother, John (Helen) Peterson; and her sister, Genevieve Stanfield.
Edie was preceded in death by her first husband, parents, and by a sister, Eunice.
Per Edie’s wishes, a private family service is being planned.
Hoff Funeral Service in Rushford is assisting the family with arrangements.