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Constance Maxine Douglas Brainerd
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1930
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 2011
Mason City
Cerro Gordo County
Iowa, USA

Constance M. Brainerd, 80 of Lake Mills, IA died Monday, March 14, 2011 at Muse Norris Hospice Unit in Mason City, IA.

Memorial service will be 10:30 AM, Friday, 3/18/2011, at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills, IA, with Pastor David E. Jordon officiating.

Family will greet friends at Salem Lutheran Church Friday morning one hour prior to service time.

Inurnment will take place at 3PM, Friday, 3/18/2011, at North Lawn Cemetery in Fort Dodge, IA, with Pastor Nathan Peitsch officiating.

Constance Maxine Douglas was born November 24, 1930 to David D. Douglas and Frances (Peterson) Douglas of Fort Dodge, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge. Constance attended Fort Dodge High School, graduating in 1949. She then attended Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, where she studied art. On June 10, 1951 Constance was united in marriage to Robert Donald Brainerd in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Constance and Robert Lived in Fort dodge, Des Moines, Freemont, LuVerne, and Lake Mills, Iowa throughout the years of their marriage. Robert practicing medicine and Constance focusing on homemaking and caring for her family.

Constance was active in several organizations, including Saturday Afternoon Club, The Historical Society, Fine Arts Guild, and Republican Women. She was a talented artist who worked in the mediums of painting, and sculpting. She was politically active, and had a great love of her country. She also loved all things natural, she enjoyed feeding, and watching birds. She had a green thumb, and it could be seen both in her garden, and in her vast array of house plants. She loved animals and all living things and her kindness and generosity will long be remembered.

Constance is survived by four children, Robert Brainerd, Jr. of Mineral Point WI; Heather Brainerd, of Lake Mills, IA; Barrett Brainerd and his wife Marilyn, of Mason City, IA; Karen Stensrude, of Lake Mills, IA; five grandchildren, Mike Ingebretson, and his wife Rachel, Amanda Brainerd, Spencer Stensrude, Justine Stensrude, and Kimberly Brainerd. Great grandchildren Michaela McNelly, Morgan Brainerd, Alexis Anderson, and Brody Ingebretson, one brother, Richard Douglas, and his wife Arlene of Ottomwa, IA; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Constance was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Robert Brainerd, and her nephew. 
 
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 Parents:
  David Denison Douglas (1904 - 1987)
  Frances Olga Peterson Douglas (1905 - 1991)
 
Burial:
North Lawn Cemetery
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Burt
Record added: Mar 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66987933
Constance Maxine <i>Douglas</i> Brainerd
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Constance Maxine <i>Douglas</i> Brainerd
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Constance Maxine <i>Douglas</i> Brainerd
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