Orlie Brenno
Orlie Brenno
Orlie Brenno, 93, of Mabel, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

Orlie Blagsvedt was born Dec. 11, 1919, in Lanesboro to Ole and Verna (Selbach) Blagsvedt. She graduated from the Canton High School and attended Normal Training in Preston. She taught in several area country schools including Newburg and Prosper.

On March 22, 1945, she married Myrle Brenno. They farmed in the Canton area until 1974 when they moved to Mabel.

She worked at Control Data in Spring Grove and then for several years as assistant activity director at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

She was a member of the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church, and the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliaries.

She enjoyed reading, playing cards, dancing, quilting and embroidery.

She is survived by a daughter, LuAnn (Douglas Doty) Brenno; granddaughters, Lisa Brenno of Rochester, Michelle (Todd) Pyferroen of Byron and Krista Brenno of Minnetonka, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Allen Pyferroen, and Alicia and Trevor Brenno; two brothers, Wayne (Marian) Blagsvedt of Rochester and Sidney Blagsvedt of Sacred Heart, Minn.; and daughter-in-law Beth Ask of Rochester.

She was preceded in death by her husband Myrle on July 11, 1994 ; a son, Allyn; two brothers, Milford and Vernon; and a sister, LaVonne Petersdorf.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel. Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or the donor's choice.