Harriet Marie Bredehoft, 92
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:22 AM
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
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,
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
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