Lauree Anne Flaa Brekke, 67, Fargo, ND, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 13th at her home surrounded by her family. Lauree Flaa was born on June 23, 1953 in Fargo, ND to Vander and Edith (Lamb) Flaa. She graduated from Moorhead High School in 1971 and Minnesota School of Business. Lauree was united in marriage to James S. Brekke on July 12, 1975 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, MN. They raised their family in Fargo and later moved to Southern California and Beaver Creek, CO before returning to Fargo.
Lauree started her career at Metropolitan Savings and Loan and later started Brekke Construction, Inc. with her husband James. Lauree was a consummate entrepreneur having founded multiple businesses throughout her career. Her most important role in life was that of being a mom to her three beautiful babies. She also had two golden retrievers, Bohdi and Bailee, that gave her endless joy.
It was not uncommon to see Lauree volunteering at a hockey concession stand, PTA, FM Junior League and as a church Sunday school teacher. Lauree was a true lake girl at heart and loved floating in the pontoon taking in the sunshine. She was never too busy to help a friend or someone in need, and she made friends everywhere she went. Her endless optimism and positive energy guided her daily life. Known as a communicator, her unconditional love and infectious laugh were incredibly contagious.
She is survived by her husband, James; son Joshua (Jana) Brekke, Aliso Viejo, CA; two daughters, Kaira (David) Stewart, Costa Mesa, CA and Katie (John) Dickson, Kalispell, MT; 5 grandchildren, George, Edmund, Alexandra, Jonathan and Sara; brother Gary (Jeanie) Flaa, Scottsdale, AZ. Lauree was preceded in death by her parents Vander and Edith (Lamb) Flaa. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Video tribute and online guestbook at www.wrightfuneral.com.