Bethel Brunelle

bethel brunelle

Bethel J. Brunelle, 78, Fargo, ND, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. Beth was born June 14, 1931 in Barnesville, MN, to Earl and Blance Leach. She graduated from Glyndon High School, MN, in 1949. Beth married Donald Brunelle on November 20, 1954 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fargo, ND. She worked at Clay County Health Department for more than 20 years. Beth enjoyed volunteering at the Hjemkomst Center and spending time with friends, family and especially her grandchildren and great grand child. Beth is survived by her children and grandchildren, Jeffrey, (Jan) Brunelle and their children, Jeremy, Jennifer and Julia, Shoreview, MN. Brian (Diane) Brunelle, Washburn, WI, Mary (Steve) Juelke and their children Jason and his daughter Braelyn, Longmont, CO., Leah, Ecuador and Jared, Longmont, CO, Annette (Pete) Hill and their child Donald, Beth’s brothers, Marvin Fogel, Verl Leach, Virgil Leach, Gary, Leach and Charles Leach and her sister Shirley Berg, and her stepmother Mary Leach. Beth was preceded in death by her mother Blance and father Earl Leach, her brother Ruebon Fogel, her husband Donald Brunelle and her grandchild Joshua Brunelle. The Memorial Service for Beth will be Friday, December 11, at 10:00am at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND.

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  1. Fish Creek WITo Beth’s Family:

    When Beth was the manager of the Heritage House she and my mother, Orphie English, became good friends. She arranged at least 2 different bus tours to casinos where she and Mom would spend a night together in a motel. It was a wonderful friendship and although Mom was several years older they had a wonderful relationship. Mom is now in Grafton @ the Lutheran Sunset Home. She is 98 so unable to travel but she would have liked very much to have been at the service for your mother.

    Beth was a good friend to our family and several times would run an errand for my Mom. She will be missed by all who knew her.

    We are sorry for your loss and are shocked to hear that she passed away at such a young age. I had called her a few months ago to ask her if she wanted to drive to Grafton to visit Mom but she felt her back was too bad to travel.

    From the English Family (Sheila English Cadwallader)

  2. Tuscaloosa ALNette, It is times like these when we depend on our Lord to bring us through and He will. Never lose sight of His glorious picture. He is on His throne and serves us today as we serve Him. My prayer is that you and your family take joy knowing your mother is with the one Creator our Lord. May the peace of our Lord be upon your family during these days.


  3. West Fargo ND
    Mary and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Remember all the wonderful times you had with your Mom.

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