Orlie Brenno, 93, of Mabel
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 3:01 AM
Orlie Brenno, 93, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
She 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. He preceded her in death July 11, 1994.
Orlie worked at Control Data in Spring Grove and then for several years and 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.
Survivors include a daughter, LuAnn (Douglas Doty) Brenno; granddaughters, Lisa Brenno of Rochester, Michelle (Todd) Pyferroen of Byron and Krista Brenno of Minnetonka; 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; a son, Allyn Brenno; two brothers, Milford and Vernon; and a sister, LaVonne Petersdorf.
Funeral services were Jan. 10 at the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.mengisfuneralhome.com.