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Carol Lee Brevig

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Funeral services for Carol Lee Brevig of Herman will be held Saturday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. at Kongsvinger Lutheran Church, rural Donnelly. Reverend Judy Gelinske will be officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Herman.

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Carol Lee Smith, daughter of George and Grace (Kopecky) Smith, was born Dec. 28, 1928 in Ree Heights, S.D. Carol grew up in the rural Herman area, where she was baptized at the United Methodist Church. She attended country school through the 8th grade and continued her education at the West Central School of Agriculture, graduating in 1946. On Oct. 27, 1952, she was united in marriage to Dean Towner. The couple made their home in rural Herman, where they raised their family and farmed. Dean died in Oct. 6, 1976. Carol married Andy Brevig on April 16, 1983 and the couple continued to live in the Herman area. Carol became a resident of West Wind Village in Morris in March, 2009, where she continued to live until the time of her death.

Carol was a member of Kongsvinger Lutheran Church in Donnelly, where she served on the KLCW. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, crafts, gardening and bird watching. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Carol died on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at West Wind Village in Morris, having lived to reach the age of 82 years.

She is survived by her husband: Andrew Brevig of Herman; four sons: Robert (Terri) Towner of Hancock, Richard (Mary) Towner of Dawson, Ronald Towner of Herman and Mark (Seana) Towner of Pettus, Texas; one daughter: Mary (Jerry) Werk of Herman; four step-children: Jeffrey Brevig of Afton, Wendell (Debi) Brevig of South St. Paul, Victoria (James) Jasper of South St. Paul and Kristine (Bruce) Blomgren of Cottage Grove; 13 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; eight step-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren and sisters-in-law: Zelda Smith of Glenwood, Shirley (Rudy) Raths of Alexandria, Janet Towner of Willmar, Ruth West of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Dagny (Walter) Schwendemann of Starbuck. She was preceded in death by her first husband: Dean Towner; her parents; two brothers: Ralph Smith and Paul (Lou) Smith; brother-in-law: James (Mildred) Towner and sister-in-law: Adeline (Eston) Foss.

Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.

To send condolences to the family, please visit the website at www.pedersenfh.com.

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