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December 11, 1919 - January 6, 2013

Orlie was born December 11, 1919 in Lanesboro, Minnesota to Ole and Verna (Selbach) Blagsvedt.  She graduated from the Canton High School and attended Normal Training in Preston.  She taught in several area country schools including Newburg and Prosper.  On March 22, 1945 she married Myrle Brenno.  They farmed in the Canton area until 1974 when they moved to Mabel.  Orlie worked at Control Data in Spring Grove and then for several years as assistant activity director at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.  Myrle died on July 11, 1994. She was a member of the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church, and the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliaries. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, dancing, quilting, and embroidery.

Orlie passed away died Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel at the age of 93.

Orlie is survived by a daughter LuAnn (Douglas Doty) Brenno; granddaughters Lisa Brenno of Rochester, Minnesota, Michelle (Todd) Pyferroen of Byron, Minnesota, and Krista Brenno of Minnetonka, Minnesota; great grandchildren Ashley and Allen Pyferroen, and Alicia and Trevor Brenno; two brothers Wayne (Marian) Blagsvedt of Rochester, Minnesota, and Sidney Blagsvedt of Sacred Heart, Minnesota; and daughter-in-law Beth Ask of Rochester.   She was preceded in death by her husband Myrle; a son Allyn Brenno; two brothers Milford and Vernon; and a sister LaVonne Petersdorf.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM Wednesday January 9 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel. Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or the donor’s choice.
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