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EDNA MAE (BRUHN) TURGEON

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EDNA MAE (BRUHN) TURGEON

1921-2014

Edna Mae (Bruhn) Turgeon, 92, passed away on Aug. 5 at Perham Living in Perham. Edna was the oldest of seven children, born at home on Aug. 12, 1921 to John and Henrietta (Antonsen) Bruhn. They made their home in Vergas.

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Funeral services for Edna will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee, Minn., with Reverend Ray Sherwood officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Burial will be made at Lake Sybil Cemetery, Vergas. Furey Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. To leave online condolences, please visit www.fureyfh.com.

Edna graduated in 1941 from Frazee High School. After graduation, she moved to Minneapolis. She was employed with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Edna married Thomas Gabriel Turgeon on May 14, 1949. Edna and Tom raised three children: Marie, John and Brian. In 1974, she returned to work at Woolworth's Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis.

Tom and Edna lived in Minneapolis until they retired to Vergas in 1980. Tom passed away on Aug. 29, 2001.

Tom and Edna enjoyed dancing, feeding the birds and being with family.

Edna is survived by one daughter, Marie Turgeon of Vergas; two sons: John (Jan) Turgeon of Perham, and Brian (Lori) Turgeon of Coon Rapids, Minn.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Edna is also survived by her sister, Lillian Cady of Pine City, Minn.; and brother, Donald (Fern) Bruhn of Detroit Lakes, Minn.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding Edna in death were her parents; her husband, Thomas; three sisters: Rosemond Bruhn, Mildred Sandau and Marlys Berven; and one brother, Roy Bruhn. Also preceding Edna were three brother-in-laws: Calvin Berven, Donald Cady and Marvin Sandau; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Bruhn.

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