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E. Harriet Brady

Friday, October 24, 2008

Services for E. Harriet Brady, 88 will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. Rev. Luther Thoresen will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Harriet passed away on Oct. 22, 2008.

Evangeline Harriet, daughter of Lewis Sandvig and Dorthea (Herberg) Bondhus Sandvig, was born on Feb. 16, 1920 in Graettinger,

She received her education in Graettinger schools and graduated from Graettinger High School in 1937. Harriet then attended Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa where she sang in the Waldorf Choir graduating with a teaching degree in 1940. After graduation, Harriet taught in rural schools, including a one-room school house a mile from her current home.

On Dec. 20, 1941, Harriet was united in marriage to Harold Harley Brady in Lake Mills. To this union four children were born, Jerry, Pat, John and Barb. Harold served in World War II and after the war they resided in Emmetsburg where Harold worked as an airplane instructor at the airport. The family moved to the Brady farm outside of Ruthven in 1949.

Harriet was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where she was active in ladies circles and Federated Women's Club. Harriet was a volunteer at Lakeside Lutheran Home where she had been a past board member. She was also a member of the Ruthven American Legion Auxiliary. Harriet worked for several years at the Younkers Department Store in Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; and two sisters: Leona Lehman and Melvina Rasmussen.

Harriet is survived by her four children: Jerry Brady and wife, Jan of Augusta, Kansas, Patricia Spurlock and husband, Bruce of Ankeny, John Brady and wife, Marge of Jefferson City, Mo., and Dr. Barbara Allen and husband, Ray of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; her eight grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Gene Brady and his wife, Marilyn of Perry.

Arrangements are being handled by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.