HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                                    August 23, 1994

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KNUTE C. BREKKE

 

  HARLEM - Knute C. Brekke, 92, longtime builder and contractor of the Harlem area, died Sunday at

a Havre hospital of natural causes.

  Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday the Evangellcal Chuirch of North America in Harlem. Burial will be in the Harlem Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is in charge.

  Born May 1,1902, in Moland, Minn., he moved with his family to Harlem in 1913. In 1932 he married Doris Allen at Little Jewel. He worked at Fort Peck on the dam and in 1940 he began the construc­tion of the Brekke Block in Harlem.

  He also built several other homes, business buildings, churches and did many repair jobs. He was instrumental in the design of the present Harlem Library and the Evangelical Church of North America.

  Survivors include his wife of Harlem, five sons, Charles, George, "Skrud", Alan, and Richard Blrekke, all of Harlem and Robert Bruce Brekke of Lafayette, La.; two daughters, Alice Whitaker of Ravensdale, Wash., and Donna Cronk of Harlem; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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