DatesJanuary 8, 1937 - June 14, 2011
Harold Leverne Brenden was born January 8, 1937, in Vienna, SD, to Olaf and Agnes (Jorgenson) Brenden. He grew up and attended school at Vienna. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1954 until 1955.
On May 4, 1956, he married Edithe M. Hawkins at Pipestone, MN. They lived in Sioux Falls where he was a baker. They moved to Norfolk, NE, where he sold insurance and was in the mobile home business until moving to Mitchell in 1975. He was in the mobile home business in Mitchell for 35 years until his retirement. He loved spending time with his family at the cabin in Oacoma. He traveled to 3 or 4 NASCAR races each year and the local tracks weekly, where he watched several friends and his grandson race. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion and Kiwanis Club.
He is survived by his wife Edithe, four children: Nancy K.(Ed) Baker; Tammie J. (Larry) DeJong; Brian “Skip” Brenden; Rocky L. (Diane) Brenden; all of Mitchell, 17 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, four brothers and sisters: Irene Blegen, Mesa, AZ; Merle (Anna Marie) Brenden, Mesa, AZ; Alyce (Matt) Siebrands, Henry, SD; Lloyd (Dorothy) Brenden, Mesa, AZ; two brothers-in-law, Greg Zimprich, Hazel; Jake (Mavis) Hawkins, Sioux Falls; three sisters-in-law, Norma Brenden, Sioux Falls, SD; Marian Brenden, Oroville, CA and Elaine Brenden, Mesa, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents, and infant son Dale, his mother and father-in-law, Carl and Virginie Hawkins, two sisters, Myrtle Dede and Gladys Zimprich, five brothers: Orlin Brenden, Marvin Brenden, Leo Brenden, Elwood Brenden and Arlo Brenden, three brothers-in-law, Victor Blegen, Les Dede and Ken Hawkins and two sisters-in-law Violet Brenden and Nadine Brenden.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota
Monday, June 20, 2011
New Home Lutheran Church
1023 South Minnesota
Mitchell, South Dakota
CemeteryHills of Rest Memorial Park
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
entry posted by Katherina (Kathy) Allen Adamson on 06-25-2011
My brother, Pete, and I were raised by Mavis and Jake. I wanted to send my condolences to the entire family. I have fond memories of "Uncle Pete." He was always very kind and made us kids laugh. I am praying for you during this difficult time.
entry posted by Mark @ Alex Hawkins on 06-24-2011
Hope all can find comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering with his health issues. He indeed was a special man and will be greatly missed by all , take great comfort those of you who had the Honor of spending time with him, the fond and special moments you shared will always be with you.
entry posted by JIM AND KARLA HOFER on 06-19-2011
WE WILL MISS PETE HE ALWAYS TREATED US GREAT.WAS ALWAYS THEIR WHEN YOU NEEDED SOMETHING. WAS FUN TALKING RACING WITH HIM. GRAET PERSON WILL BE MISSED. REST IN PEACE PETE.
entry posted by Carla Hawkins-Hepp on 06-19-2011
God gives us many gifts. One of these gifts is the time and love we all have together on this earth.The other is the gift of each other that God lets us share, but briefly on this earth. Pictures are captured by camera or memory but all captivate moments in time. The bonds are forever treasured thru the love and memories.My heart is with you all during this difficult time.
entry posted by Gabriel, Christine and Damian Keaton on 06-18-2011
I am Jake and Mavis Hawkins Daughter. I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Pete. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love you all.,
entry posted by Bill and Shirleen Gerstenecker on 06-17-2011
Great family man, honest and hardworking is how we will remember Pete. He will be greatly missed by the coffee bunch but we are sure he is having coffee with Ron right now. These are hard times for your family but take comfort in knowing that GOD has Pete and he is resting now from all of his labors. May GOD Bless your family and comfort you in this time of sorrow.
entry posted by Lynette (Dede) Skalland on 06-16-2011
Pete lived with my parents ( Les and Myrtle Dede) in Sioux Falls after he got out of the service and I always thought of him as my Big Brother. He will really be missed.
entry posted by Rick,Darla Beardsley and family on 06-16-2011
We are sure going to miss Pete,him and his boys did a lot of work for us on our mobile home and has been a good friend Pete will be missed. God bless his family