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Laurel Meranda Hoganson Brenna
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1913
Clay County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 2003
Detroit Lakes
Becker County
Minnesota, USA

Laurel M. Brenna, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, September 27, 2003, at her daughter?s residence in Detroit Lakes under Hospice care.

Laurel Meranda Hoganson was born Sept. 28, 1913, in Ulen, Minn., to Hogan and Ellen (Mellum) Hoganson. She grew up in Ulen and attended school there, graduating from Ulen High School in 1932. She then moved to Chicago, Ill., and attended cosmetology school there. Laurel married Palmer Brenna at Riverside, Calif., on Sept. 18, 1943. They resided in the Ulen area. In 1973 they moved to Detroit Lakes, where they made their home. Palmer died June 4, 1978. Laurel lived at the Marigold Apartments and most recently at the Park Manor in Detroit Lakes.

Laurel was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. She was also a member of the Ulen VFW Auxillary, the Detroit Lakes Senior Citizens Center and its VIP organization.

Laurel enjoyed reading, cooking and baking, bowling, volunteering, her family and grandchildren, her great-grandchildren, coffee and lunch with her friends.

She is survived by three daughters, Ellen (Ted) Hatlen of Detroit Lakes, Chris Swenson of Fergus Falls, Susan (Darrell) Brogren of New Effington, S.D.; one son, John Brenna of Kansas City, Mo.; 20 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Her parents; her husband, Palmer; one son, James Brenna; many brothers and sisters; and one great-grandson preceded Laurel in death.

Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes.

Family links: 
  Palmer Raymond Brenna (1910 - 1978)
  Susan Marie Brenna Brogen (1948 - 2013)*
  James Leonard Brenna (1949 - 2001)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Grove Cemetery
Detroit Lakes
Becker County
Minnesota, USA
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Originally Created by: awinak
Record added: Jun 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70817827
Laurel Meranda <i>Hoganson</i> Brenna
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