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Published June 06, 2013, 12:00 AM

Gordon O. Brakke

Gordon O. Brakke, 79, of Moorhead, MN, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013, at Sanford Health’s Palliative Care Unit, Fargo, ND.

Gordon was born on his grandparent’s farm in Horace, ND, on March 16, 1934, to Oscar and Clara (Brink) Brakke. He was one of nine children. Gordon was baptized and confirmed at the Hoff Lutheran Church. He graduated from Comstock High School.

Gordon O. Brakke

Gordon O. Brakke, 79, of Moorhead, MN, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013, at Sanford Health’s Palliative Care Unit, Fargo, ND.

Gordon was born on his grandparent’s farm in Horace, ND, on March 16, 1934, to Oscar and Clara (Brink) Brakke. He was one of nine children. Gordon was baptized and confirmed at the Hoff Lutheran Church. He graduated from Comstock High School.

On May 22, 1954, Gordon married Shirley Zentgraf at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Moorhead, MN. They were the first couple married in the church. During their 59 years of marriage, they raised five children and had six grandchildren. They farmed near Comstock, MN, and were members of the Comstock Lutheran Church.

Gordon served in the Army National Guard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and time with friends in Florida. He served on the boards of Comstock Lutheran Church and the Holy Cross Township Board.

Gordon is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley; children, Keith (Bev) Brakke of Moorhead, Kristin (Kevin) Bakko of Moorhead, Kim (Don) Hovden of Fargo, Kari (Geoff Hopewell) McLean of Kindred, Robert Brakke of Comstock; six grandchildren, Lindsay (Adam) Hollman of Columbus, NE, Ryan (Emily) Bakko of Edina, MN, Kelsey Bakko of Sartell, MN, Jason Brakke of Glenwood Springs, CO, Kayla (Michael) Brakke of Moorhead, and Brent Hovden of Fargo. He is also survived by a sister, Helen Brakke of Fargo; sister-in-law, Rhoda Brakke of Moorhead; brother, Donald (Dorothy) Brakke of West Fargo; sister, Bev Carlson of Wolverton; sister, Eleanor (Robert) Brandt of Moorhead; brother, Norman (Sheila) Brakke of Everett, WA; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Clara Brakke; sister, Mildred Evert; brothers, Bud and Orris Brakke; brothers-in-law, Carl Carlson and Delbert Evert; sister-in-law, Lorraine Brakke; nephews, Rod Brakke and Lee Brakke, and niece, Carol Nelson.

Visitation: Thursday, June 6, 2013, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., with prayer service at 7 p.m., in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.

Funeral: Friday, June 7, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., in Comstock Lutheran Church, Comstock, MN.

Interment: Comstock Lutheran Cemetery

Online guestbook and video tribute at www.wrightfuneral.com

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