HARLEM NEWS                                                                                        February, 1983

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HENRY L. BREKKE                                                                            

 

  Henry L. Brekke, better known as Hank, was born August 20, 1920 to Henry H. Brekke and Laura Headline in Harlem, Montana. He attended Harlem Schools and worked in his younger on his dads farm, the Bill Green fsrm of today.

  The family moved into town and after finishing school,   Hank   started working on various ranches all the way to the Canadian border and sometimes a ways beyond and east in the Malta area, then as far south as the Missouri Breaks.

  He loved the great open spaces, cattle, horses and became known as Cowboy Brekke. He served in the Army in World War II. In late    Sept~mber of 1982 he was severely injured in a car accident which resulted in his death at 1 a.m. on January 25 at the Columbus Hospital in Great Falls.

  He was preceded in death by his father and mother and one brother, Stanley.

  He leaves to mourn his passing one brother, Alden of Harlem and three sisters, Elda Lindsay of Helena, Myrtle   Cammeron  of Brownsville, Oregon and l1aura Malley of Harlem, as well  as  many  nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

  Funeral seryices were conducted by Rev. Karl Mahns at the Evangelical Church of North America on January 28 at 2 o'clock. Pianist was Edith Cowan and Juliet Sapp accompanied herself and sang "How Great Thou Art" and  "The  Old  Rugged Cross". Pallbearers were Larry Mohar, Jim Neely, Pat Kimmel, Dan Maloney, Ralph Nace and George Pitman.

Military  rites  were conducted and he was laid to rest  in  the  Harlem Cemetery.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                                    January 27, 1983

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HENRY BREKKE

Funeral services for Henry Brekke, 62, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Evangelical Church of North

America in Harlem.

Mr. Brekke died Tuesday in a Great Falls hospital.

Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Brekke was born in Harlem and attended schools there.

He served during World War II and later worked on ranches in Phillips and Blame coun­ties.

   Survivors include a brother, Alden, Harlem and three sisters including Elda Lind­say,  Helena and Laura Malley, Harlem.

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