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Olive Brendemuhl

July 02, 1929 - July 25, 2013


5-7:00 P.M. on Friday, August 2, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. 

12-1:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hope, N.D.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. on Friday, August 2, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

1:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hope, N.D.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Olive Brendemuhl

July 02, 1929 - July 25, 2013


Olive Phoebe Brendemuhl, 84, of Mapleton, North Dakota passed away on July 25, 2013 at Sanford Health’s Palliative Care Unit, Fargo.

Olive was the youngest daughter of Oliver and Phoebe (Eggert) Vierkandt and was born on July 2, 1929 on her dad’s birthday in the farm home North East of Hope, North Dakota. She was baptized, confirmed and married in Trinity Lutheran Church, Hope, North Dakota. Olive went all 12 years to the Hope Public School. She taught Sunday school and was a LWML member. She belonged to the Legion Auxiliary and also did volunteer work at the Steele County Museum. She organized the Country Airs’ and did many style shows across the state. Creative sewing was Olive’s true passion.

Olive married Charles Brendemuhl in 1947. They lived on the farm in Hope, North Dakota for 50 years and they moved to Mapleton, North Dakota. Charles passed away on March 25, 2001.

She leaves behind a daughter Cheryl (Doug) Saari, Mapleton, ND; grandsons, Jason (fiancé Kristen) Saari, West Fargo, ND, Shane (Susan) Saari, Fayetteville, NC; great-grandchildren, Taylor Saari, Lily Saari and Oliver Saari and sister, Doris Hagen, ID and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles, sister, Shirley Christenson and nephews, Dean and Barry Brendemuhl.


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  1. Ruth and Loren Stebleton says:

    Cheryl and Family you have our Deepest Sympathy. It is hard to lose our Mom no matter how old they are.

  2. BJ Edwardson says:

    Valley City ND
    Cheryl and family, I was saddened to hear of the loss of a dear family friend. How well we Smith Girls remember the visits back and forth of our parents. I can picture all the rooms in your home like it was yesterday. And our Moms sitting around a kitchen table drinking coffee. Those of us that have lost our dear Mothers understand what you are experiencing sweetie. I am in Colorado taking care of grandchildren but you will be seeing Bunny and Jim.

    (I have always loved the color brown – which I recall was just one of Olive’s ‘trade-marks”.)

    Love to you, BJ and Jerry

  3. Tracy Farmer says:

    I enjoyed getting to know Olive through the CountryAires. It was always such a treat to play “dress up” in her creations and get a chance to show them off. Olive never missed a chance to talk up her family members–she loves you and is so proud of you! You are in my prayers.

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