GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Wednesday, October 24, 2001

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Doris Emily Brekke

 

HARLEM -- Doris Emily (Allen) Brekke, 88, a homemaker, died of natural causes Friday at her home in Harlem.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Evangelical Church of North America in Harlem, with burial in Harlem Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include daughters Frances Brekke of Havre and Donna Cronk of Harlem; sons Charles Brekke, George "Skrud" Brekke, Alan Brekke and Richard Brekke, all of Harlem, and Robert "Bruce" Brekke of Lafayette, La.; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Knute "K.C." Brekke; sons George Alfred Brekke and Harold Lee Brekke; and a daughter, Alice Louise Whittaker.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS Tuesday, October 23, 2001

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DORIS BREKKE

 

HARLEM -- Doris Emily Brekke, 88, a descendent of America's first settlers in Massachusetts, died of natural causes in her home in Harlem on Friday, Oct. 19, 2001.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harlem Evangelical Church of North America.

Doris was born July 20, 1913, at Little Jewell south of Turner to Frank Monroe Allen and Frances Violet Southam/Sotham. In 1912, her father came west from Crary, N.D., and filed on a homestead north of Little Jewell Spring. Her mother, heavy with child, followed west in the spring of 1913. Doris was brought into the world by Laura Hickel. Her parents ran a store and post office on the homestead at Little Jewell. Her mother was a school teacher. Doris was placed in a home of Libby Liese in Harlem so she could attend high school. She graduated in 1931.

Doris met Knute Charles "KC" Brekke at a church social and they married in 1932. Their wedding day was highlighted by a solar eclipse. Their first home, built by Knute, would later become part of the ECNA Church of Harlem. Her life was dedicated to raising her many children and serving the church. Picking up children and taking them to Sunday school and summer Bible school was the center of her life. Doris and Knutte were charter members of the ENCA Church in Harlem.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Knute "K.C." Brekke; sons, George Alfred Brekke and Harold Lee Brekke; daughter, Alice Louise Whittaker of Ravensdale, Wash.; brothers, Lee Allen of Lebanon, Ore., and Fred Allen of Havre.

Survivors include her children, Charles Brekke of Harlem, George "Skrud" Brekke of Harlem, Frances Brekke of Havre, Alan Brekke of Harlem, Robert "Bruce" Brekke of Lafayette, Richard Brekke of Harlem, Donna Cronk of Harlem; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook.

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THE BLAINE COUNRY JOURNAL, NEWS-OPINION Wednesday, October 24, 2001

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DORIS BREKKE

 

Doris Emily (Allen) Brekke, 88, a descendent of America's first settlers in Massachusetts, died of natural causes in her home in Harlem on Friday, Oct. 19, 2001. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, in the Harlem Evangelical Church of North America. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook.

Doris was born on July 20, 1913, at Little Jewell, located south of Turner. Her parents were Frank Monroe Allen and Frances Violet Southam/Sotham. In the latter part of 1912. Frank came west from Crary, North Dakota, and filed on a homestead north of Little Jewell Spring. Frances, heavy with child (Doris) followed him west in the spring of 1913 and Doris was brought into the world by Laura Hickel. Her parents ran a store and post office on their homestead and her mother was a school teacher. When it was time for her to attend high school, Doris was placed in a home of Libby Liese in Harlem. She graduated from Harlem High in 1931. She met Knute Charles "KC" Brekke at a church social and they married in 1932. Their wedding day was highlighted by a solar eclipse. Their first home, built by Knute, would later become part of the ECNA Church of Harlem.

Doreis life was dedicated to raising her many children and serving the church. Picking up children and taking them to Sunday school and summer Bible School was the center of her life. Doris and Knute were charter members of the ENCA Church in Harlem.

Survivors include Charles Brekke of Harlem, George "Skrud" Brekke of Harlem, Frances Brekke of Havre, Alan Brekke of Harlem, Robert "Bruce" Brekke of Lafayette, Louisiana, Richard Brekke of Harlem, Donna Cronk of Harlem; plus many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Knute "K.C." Brekke; sons, George Alfred Brekke and Harold Lee Brekke; daughter, Alice Louise Whittaker; and two brothers, Lee Allen and Fred Allen

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THE SENTINEL Wednesday, October 31, 2001

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Doris Brekke

 

HARLEM -- Doris Emily Brekke, 88, a descendent of America's first settlers in Massachusetts, died of natural causes in her home in Harlem on Friday, Oct. 19, 2001.

Doris was born July 20, 1913, at Little Jewell south of Turner to Frank Monroe Allen and Frances Violet Southam/Sotham. In 1912, her father came west from Crary, N.D., and filed on a homestead north of Little Jewell Spring. Her mother, heavy with child, followed west in the spring of 1913. Doris was brought into the world by Laura Hickel. Her parents ran a store and post office on the homestead at Little Jewell. Her mother was a school teacher. Doris was placed in a home of Libby Liese in Harlem so she could attend high school. She graduated in 1931.

Doris met Knute Charles "KC" Brekke at a church social and they married in 1932. Their wedding day was highlighted by a solar eclipse. Their first home, built by Knute, would later become part of the ECNA Church of Harlem. Her life was dedicated to raising her many children and serving the church. Picking up children and taking them to Sunday school and summer Bible school was the center of her life. Doris and Knutte were charter members of the ENCA Church in Harlem.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Knute "K.C." Brekke; sons, George Alfred Brekke and Harold Lee Brekke; daughter, Alice Louise Whittaker of Ravensdale, Wash.; brothers, Lee Allen of Lebanon, Ore., and Fred Allen of Havre.

Survivors include her children, Charles Brekke of Harlem, George "Skrud" Brekke of Harlem, Frances Brekke of Havre, Alan Brekke of Harlem, Robert "Bruce" Brekke of Lafayette, Richard Brekke of Harlem, Donna Cronk of Harlem; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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