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Rebecca Marie Brand


Mon, Dec 12th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Rebecca Marie (Grote) Brand passed away on December 6, 2016, surrounded by her family, at the age of 39, after a long illness. Rebecca loved her family farm and the wild woods of northern Wisconsin. She passed away at the farm with her family.

Rebecca loved being a rancher and a rancher’s wife. She was living a rancher’s dream with her husband Ryan and son Rhett in Burbank, Okla., at the time of her death.

Rebecca was born in Manchester, Iowa, on December 5, 1977 to William and Nancy (Leib) Grote. Shortly after Rebecca was born, her family moved to a dairy farm in Wisconsin. She attended Medford Area Schools and graduated from UW River Falls with a degree in Agriculture Education. She did her student teaching In the spring of 2000, at Rushford - Peterson High School in Rushford, Minn.

Rebecca married her cowboy, Ryan Brand at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, Wis., on July 15, 2000. They ranched in Iowa, Nebraska, and finally made their home in Oklahoma. She taught middle school math in Iowa and Oklahoma for eight years. Rebecca loved the colorful sunsets of the Oklahoma prairie, nature, horsemanship, starting colts, her cats, dogs, and being a mom.

She is survived by her husband, Ryan and son, Rhett of Burbank, Okla.; her parents, William and Nancy Grote of Withee, Wis.; four siblings: Dawn Anderson (Greg) of Hawaii, David Grote and (Tom Jensen) of Iron River, Wis.; Millie Slabber (Richard) of Hudson, Wis.; and Jennifer Gebert (Jeremy) of Madison, Wis.; and her in-laws; Rick and Rhonda (Torgerson) Brand of Rushford; sisters-in-law Rachel Rivers (Nate) of Winona, Minn.; and Raeanna Tveten (Paul) of Lewiston, Minn.; and 15 nieces and nephews. Rebecca was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Rebecca was loved by so many, which was evident from her Facebook following of friends and family sending her prayers and well wishes. She fought cancer with every fiber of her being and never gave up. She was happy to be back in Wisconsin and have snow for her birthday.

There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hart, Minn., with the Rev. Harold Hintzman officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Silas Orlando Vongroven

Mon, Dec 12th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Silas Orlando Vongroven, age 94, of Mabel, formerly of Canton, died Friday, December 2, 2016 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. Silas was born August 27, 1922 at home in Allamakee County, Iowa, the son of Lewis and Laura (Goodno) Vongroven. He ..... 
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Billy C. Carman

Mon, Dec 12th, 2016
Posted in Ostrander Obituaries

Billy C. Carman, age 59, of Grand Meadow, died Tuesday November 29, 2016 at Ostrander Care and Rehab. Billy Charles Carman was born January 16, 1957 in Spring Valley, Minn., to Gerald and Marcia (Martens) Carman. He attended and graduated from Gran ..... 
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Jenanne D. Vikre

Mon, Dec 12th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Jenanne D. Vikre, age 88, of Decorah, Iowa, formerly of LeRoy and Harmony, Minn., passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, Iowa. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at LeRoy ..... 
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Mildred Lillian Johnson

Mon, Dec 12th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Mildred Lillian Johnson, 100, of Lanesboro passed on Monday December 5, 2016 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Mildred was born to Albert and Blanche (Inglett) Egge on March 19, 1916 and was baptized at the Elstad Lutheran Church. Her pa ..... 
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Randy J. Lange

Mon, Dec 12th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Randy J. Lange, age 62, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Thursday, December 1, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. Randy Joe Lange was born on July 10, 1954 in Spring Valley, Minn., son of Albert and Adeline (Fimon) Lange. He graduated from Spring ..... 
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Patricia L. Hanson

Mon, Dec 5th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Patricia Lorraine Hanson, 80, of Chatfield, Minn., died on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. She was born in Chatfield to Darrell and Edith (Holets) Horsman on February 19, 1936. She graduated fr ..... 
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Geraldine (Jeri) June O’Byrne

Mon, Dec 5th, 2016
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Geraldine (Jeri) June O’Byrne, 85, of Wykoff, passed away on November 24, 2016 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she resided for 1 ½ years. Jeri was born on June 20, 1931 in the Village of Fillmore, Minn., the daughter of Glenn an ..... 
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Michael “Coach Mike” Donahoe

Mon, Dec 5th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Michael Patrick “Coach Mike” Donahoe of Chatfield died peacefully at home on Monday, November 28, 2016. Mike was born November 8, 1953, to Vincent and Amy Donahoe in Napoleon, Ohio. He graduated from Chatfield High School in 1971, then served ..... 
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