Harriet M. Bredehoft, 92, of Zumbrota, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at

Pine Haven Care Center in Pine Island.

Harriet Marie Eppen was born Dec. 24, 1919, to Arthur and Marie (nee

Diercks) Eppen in Zumbrota Township, Goodhue County. She moved with her

parents to Goodhue in 1929. She attended school in Goodhue and graduated

from Goodhue High School in 1938. She attended the Teacher Training

Department in Red Wing and graduated in 1939. She taught school in rural

schools of Goodhue County until her marriage to Orrie Bredehoft on Sept. 4,

1943, at St Peter's Lutheran Church in Goodhue.

The couple farmed in the Zumbrota area for about 40 years. They retired

from farming and moved into Zumbrota in 1979. She began working in the

housekeeping department of the Zumbrota Nursing Home and retired from there

in 1996.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Zumbrota. She enjoyed

baking, reading, flower gardening, embroidery, car rides, puzzles, and her

own version of scrapbooking.

Orrie passed away Jan. 10, 1999. At that time, she moved to the Zumbrota


She is survived by one daughter, Mary Amundson of South St. Paul; one

son, Robert (Marlys) of Zumbrota; six grandchildren, Karen (Mark) Nehring,

Laura Amundson, John Bredehoft, Timothy (Dawn) Bredehoft, Mark (Sue)

Bredehoft and Matt (Angie) Bredehoft; 11 great-grandchildren, Faith,

Elizabeth and Brian Nehring, Blake Amundson, Nik, Jacob and Dylan Bredehoft,

Zachary and Kayla Bredehoft, and Camden and Maren Bredehoft; two brothers,

Maynard Eppen of Austin, and Burton (Mayone) Eppen of Eagan; two

sisters-in-law, Deloris Schulz of Red Wing, and Carol Eppen of Chatfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Marie; husband,

Orrie; son-in-law, Marlin Amundson; one brother, Willard; and sister-in-law,

Elizabeth Eppen.

The funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 7, at Christ Lutheran Church

in Zumbrota, with the Rev. Wayne D. Schoch officiating. Burial was in the

Zumbrota Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to Christ Lutheran Church or Pine Haven Care


Mahn Family Funeral Home-Larson Chapel in Zumbrota assisted the family

with arrangements. www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com