Ellen Brecht, age 96, of Biscay, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Funeral service will be held Friday, August 30, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment following at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 30, 2019, from 9:30 A.M.-11:00 A.M., at the church.
Ellen Mae (Jerabek) Brecht was born on August 30, 1922, in McLeod County, Hutchinson, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Charley and Elsie (Bell) Jerabek. Ellen was baptized and confirmed as a young adult on March 1, 1946, by Pastor Edgar Streufert at the Lutheran Church Parsonage in Glencoe, Minnesota. She received her education thru the 8th grade at District 44 Country School. Ellen continued her education by attending the University Farm School for two years.
On January 10, 1944, Ellen was united in marriage to Theodore Oliver “Ollie” Brecht by Pastor Alf. Streufert at the home of Guy Field or Bell residence in Hutchinson. Ollie and Ellen made their home on a farm by Biscay. They were blessed with five sons, Ronald, Lowell, Bernard, Steven and Duane. They shared over 38 years of marriage until Ollie passed away in March of 1982.
Ellen was a farm wife retiring in 2006. She was a faithful member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Glencoe. Ellen was also a member of McLeod County Historical Society.
Ellen was a Master Gardener and loved her flowers. She enjoyed baking and her sheep and chickens. Ellen displayed her items at the McLeod County Fair and sold them at the Glencoe Farmer’s Market. She treasured the time spent with her family and friends.
Ellen passed away peacefully Sunday, August 25, 2019, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson at the age of 96 years, 11 months, and 26 days.
Blessed be her memory.
Ellen is survived by her:
Children, Lowell Brecht and his wife, Wanda, of Hutchinson, MN,
Bernard Brecht and his wife, Marsha, of Swanzey, NH,
Steven Brecht and his wife, Ruth, of Darwin, MN;
Daughter-In-Law, Paula Brecht of Biscay, MN;
Grandchildren, David Brecht and his wife, Nicole, Kevin Brecht and his wife, Katie, Corey Brecht and his wife, Emily, Eric
Brecht and his wife, Danielle, Teresa Brecht, James Brecht and his wife, Kari, Mary Homan, Ann Brecht,
Travis Brecht and his wife, Stephanie, Jared Brecht and his wife, Chris;
Great Grandchildren, Isaac, Camri and Micah Brecht, Kamryn and Kasidy Brecht, Oliver and Ada Brecht, Oswin Brecht,
Dylan Homan, Mikayla and Jayden Brecht, Dylan and Ellie Brecht;
Many Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and friends.
Ellen was preceded in death by her Parents, Charley and Elsie Jerabek; Husband, Oliver Brecht; Sons, Ronald Brecht, Duane Brecht.