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Neva Brendsel

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Neva Brendsel

Neva Josephine Brendsel, 95, Rio Terra Retirement Community, New Braunfels, Texas, died July 30, 2016 at her home due to congestive heart failure.

Neva was married to Rolland Brendsel, the oldest son of Anna (Lula) and Knute Brendsel, on November 23, 1945 in Cottonwood, Minnesota and ultimately ended up living in Baltic, SD after Rolland was discharged from the army.

After they moved to Baltic, both Neva and Rolland were very active in the Baltic community and lived there until they retired.

During World War II, Neva worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" in California. After her kids got a little older she worked in the Minnehaha County Welfare Office.

Neva is survived by 3 children: Richard (and Michal) Brendsel, Marlin (and Sherry) Brendsel, and Darlene (and Tom) Phelan; 5 grandchildren, Lucas, Erick, Camille, Daniel and Stefanie; 10 great grandchildren, Ethan, Adin, Alyssa, McKenzie, Bret, Briella, John, Anna, Elinor and Scarlett.

Neva was preceded in death by Rolland, her husband of 69 years, her father Rasmus, her mother Ava, and her sister Reba.

A memorial service will be held graveside at St. Olaf Cemetery, Baltic, South Dakota September 24, 2016 at noon. Following the service, an open house will be held at the Baltic Legion Hall.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Baltic Lutheran Church.
Published in The Argus Leader on Sept. 21, 2016
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