Helen Brahee

Helen Brahee

Helen C. Brahee, age 86, of Cologne, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at Good Samaritan Society in Waconia, Minn.
Funeral Service was Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at West Union Lutheran Church (15820 Market Ave.) in Cologne with Rev. Wolfgang Laudert officiating; visitation was Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia and at the church one hour prior to the service; prayer service Sunday Evening at 7:30 p.m.; interment West Union Lutheran Cemetery.
Helen Christensen Brahee was born Jan. 16, 1927 to Haugaard Fulton Christensen and Jennie (Vandenberg) Christensen in Albuquerque, N.M., and was baptized at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Stella, Neb. She was confirmed at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Neb., by Reverend Rangler. After graduating from Teachers High School in Lincoln, Helen worked at Omar Bakery and then in the purchasing department at Sears Roebuck in Lincoln before transferring to the credit department in Minneapolis, Minn. Helen was married to Vernon Oscar Brahee, son of Oscar and Florence Brahee, on Sept. 21, 1957 at East Union Lutheran Church in Carver, Minn. This union was blessed with three children: Myron, Maureen, and Marlin. Vernon and Helen farmed for many years outside of Cologne. Helen was a longtime member of the West Union Lutheran Church in Cologne.
Helen is survived by her loving family; son and daughter in law, Myron and Becky Brahee of Cologne, Minnesota and son and daughter in law, Marlin and Deborah Brahee of Brooklyn, N.Y., grandchildren Chad and Shannalee Brahee, Amber Brahee, Tyler and Ashley Brahee, Bob and Denise Samuelson, Nick Samuelson; great-grandchildren Benjamin and Bryce Brahee, Carsen Thieman, Connor Olds, Abby Baker-Vance, Lacey Samuelson; Helen is further survived by brothers Albert Christensen of Pawnee City, Neb., and David Linnerson of Farmington, Minn.; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Helen is preceded in death by her husband Vernon Brahee, daughter Maureen Brahee as well as by her parents Haugaard Fulton Christensen, Jennie (Vandenberg) Christensen; father-in-law and mother-in-law Oscar Brahee and Florence Brahee; grandson Ryan Samuelson.
Casket Bearers Tyler Brahee, Chad Brahee, Ben Bartels, Jerry Buetow, Steven Buetow, Jim Olson.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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