Brenda Lynne Jensen Ellefson, of Fargo, ND passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the age of 51. Brenda was born March 11, 1964 at St Ansgar Hospital in Moorhead, MN to Dennis and Arlene Jensen. She graduated from Fargo South High School in 1982. On April 25, 1987 she married Roland Knox and had two sons, Tony and Colton Knox, both of Fargo, and a daughter, Kierra Knox, also of Fargo. After living in multiple places in North Dakota and Idaho, Brenda moved back to Fargo with her three children. She enjoyed the company of her co-workers at the Cass County Courthouse for 14 years in the Recorders Office. In 2011, Brenda found the love of her life in Wayne Ellefson, and they were married on March 7, 2014 at the Cass County Courthouse, adding Christopher and Kari Ellefson to her family. Brenda was devoted to her children, a loving mother and wife. She loved to bake, read books, spend time with family & friends, travel with Wayne, and play with her dogs, Louie and Vito. Brenda enjoyed her time with Moms and More and The Classics at Fargo Baptist Church. She also was a proud Associate Member of the Vietnam Veterans of America – Chapter 941 and was a kind and giving person with a heart of gold. She is survived by her husband, Wayne; parents, Dennis and Arlene Jensen of Fargo; brother Larry (Marsha) Jensen of Fargo; sister Shelly (Mark) Lindlauf of Fargo; her children Tony, Colton, and Kierra Knox of Fargo, and step-children Christopher also of Fargo, and Kari Ellefson of Surprise, Arizona. Brenda also leaves behind two nieces (Tia Lindlauf of Nebraska and Christa Lindlauf of Fargo) and two nephews (Austin and Avery Jensen of Fargo) as well as numerous other cousins and other family members across the country. Visitation 5-7 P.M. Monday, October 26, 2015 with Prayer Service at 7 PM at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Fargo Baptist Church, Fargo, ND. Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.

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  1. Bro. Ellefson,

    I was saddened today to hear of the passing of our wife on to glory! Thinking and praying for you in this difficult time. I praise the Lord for Brenda’s salvation. “Death is swallowed up in victory”.


  2. Wayne,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I feel your pain, and my heart and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. Keep the memories you have of Brenda tucked safely in your heart and know that the Lord has your back now and to eternity. He will carry you through this. Please know that you can contact me if and whenever you are hurting and need someone to talk to. You have my sympathy and deepest condolences. Susan

  3. Dennie, Arlene, Larry and Shelly, Wayne and children: I am so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. I wish I lived closer so that I could come and celebrate her life with you. I hope the beautiful memories you have made with her will get you thru this sad time. Love and miss you all. Kathie

  4. We are so saddened by the loss of cousin Brenda, the Scott Jensens extend sincere condolences to Brenda’s family. Prayers and thoughts of comfort go out to all of you at this difficult time.
    Unfortunately because we moved, we have not seen Brenda in many years, but we have many memories of Brenda, being her friendly self and caring mother.
    It is our hope that time will heal the emptiness you feel in your hearts, and fill them with happy memories.
    Wishing you Peace,
    Scott,Joy and Sara Rea Jensen

  5. Wayne,
    Barry and I are sorry for you loss. We know that words are empty at a time like this, but we want you to know that you are in our prayers and thoughts. May God show you His mercy and grace. Sharon

  6. Wayne and family,
    We are so saddened to hear about Brenda’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all.

  7. So Sorry for your loss. I know how you must be feeling. I’m sure your in a daze. If you every need to talk to someone who has been through it just call.

  8. Just wanted you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We will hold Niece Brenda close to our hearts forever. May all the happy memories you have shared help to ease the pain you are feeling. Take care and God bless. Love you.

  9. Dear Wayne and family, I am so saddened to hear of Brenda’s passing. It is such a shock, and I grieve with you. However, being Christian, we know, through the tears, the comfort promised by our Lord Jesus Christ. Brenda is with her Lord, and you have the promise of seeing her again. God bless you all. Most sincerely, Leslie Lewis

  10. Bro. Ellefson, I am deeply saddened with the loss of your beautiful wife! I only knew her a short time, but I enjoyed the friendship we had. Andrew is hurting for you, too, and we thank God for Brenda’s eternal salvation…comfort that a Christian can lean on. Tammy 1 John 5:13

  11. To the family of Brenda Lynne Jensen Ellefson,
    I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18) With sympathy,

  12. I am saddened by the passing of Brenda. Didn’t see her very often but, she always had a wonderful smile. My heart goes out to her children, husband and to Uncle Dennis and Aunty Arlene. May God’s love and the love of your family and friends lift you all up during this difficult time. Love to all, Janet

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