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BRAKKE, Bernhard Bernhard Alf Brakke, age 77, of Dunwoody, GA, died of cancer November 6, 2013. He was born July 11, 1936, in Rollette, ND, son of the late Rev. Leander and Nora Brakke. He grew up in Westbrook, MN, and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelors degree in Business Administration in 1958. Before beginning his business career, he served three years of active duty in the US Navy, later retiring as a Commander in the US Navy Reserves. He held various financial positions with companies in California, Florida, and Atlanta. Bernhard is survived by his wife of 55 years, Norma Brakke; son, David Brakke (Bert Harrill) of Columbus, OH; daughter, Susan Heim (Philip) of Beaufort, SC; son, Steven Brakke (Jennifer) of Cumming, GA; grandchildren, Jessica, Richard, and Andrew Heim, Lauren and Hailey Brakke; and sister, Carolyn Hagen of Wayzata, MN. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5575 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross, Georgia 30092. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Norcross/Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. (770)448-5757.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 8, 2013
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