OBITUARY

Marie "Grethe" Margrethe (Petersen) Bray

June 14, 1935June 29, 2018
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Marie "Grethe" Bray (Petersen), age 83 of Coon Rapids, passed away on 6/29/2018.

Marie was raised in Solvang, CA the daughter of Alfred and Erna (Kjersgaard) Petersen. She enjoyed working with her “Pop” in the bakery. She graduated from both Grandview College, IA and SDSU, SD. Taught Home Ec. for District 16 (Spring Lake Park) from 1971-1995. Was an active JAMS volunteer. Enjoyed craft shows, weaving rugs and other crafts, and socializing with family & friends. Loved baking - especially treats for her grandkids and close friends.

Survived by Children, Stephen (Patty) of Fridley, Ronald (Karen) of Arlington, WA, Mindy (Dave) Pell of Jackson, Terry (Victoria) of Blaine and Bill (Nancee) of Ramsey; Grandchildren, Amanda (Joe Morales), Rachel, Glen and Jeff Pell (Miranda Gleason), Alissa (Pat) Coquyt, Sam (Will Imholte), Will, Brandon and Robert Smith, Amber, Ashley and Taylor; Great-grandchildren, Payton, Quinn, Chase, Aubrey, Hunter, Brooke, and Abby; also, by many Loving Relatives and Friends.

Preceded in death by Husband, Darold; Infant Son, Jeffrey; Parents, Alfred and Erna Petersen; Twin Sister, Ingrid Ringrose.

~Celebration of Life~ 11AM, Monday, August 20, 2018 with visitation 1 hr. prior at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Reception to follow.

~Interment~ Epiphany Cemetery Coon Rapids, Minnesota

www.GearhartFuneralHome.com 763-755-6300

  • FAMILY

  • Survived by Children, Stephen (Patty) of Fridley, Ronald (Karen) of Arlington, WA, Mindy (Dave) Pell of Jackson, Terry (Victoria) of Blaine and Bill (Nancee) of Ramsey; Grandchildren, Amanda (Joe Morales), Rachel, Glen and Jeff Pell (Miranda Gleason), Alissa (Pat) Coquyt, Sam (Will Imholte), Will, Brandon and Robert Smith, Amber, Ashley and Taylor; Great-grandchildren, Payton, Quinn, Chase, Aubrey, Hunter, Brooke, and Abby; also, by many Loving Relatives and Friends.

    Preceded in death by Husband, Darold; Infant Son, Jeffrey; Parents, Alfred and Erna Petersen; Twin Sister, Ingrid Ringrose

Services

  • Visitation Monday, August 20, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Monday, August 20, 2018
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Marie "Grethe" Margrethe (Petersen) Bray

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Sherri LaBelle Roman

July 10, 2018

When I graduated High School from the class of 1982, I forged ahead and never looked back...nevertheless, when I saw the obituary link from a Facebook post, I recognized this beautiful and kind face. Mrs. Bray, the Home Economics teacher. Wow. And now the Glory Bells have rung for her. Many blessings to her family, as I have read that it is quite large. I believe she will be sorely missed, though Heaven has ushered in a lovely soul.

Jane Swanson

July 10, 2018

She was such a nice person not just a great teacher... she was dear to a lot of students over the years... class of 82

JoElla Kath (Ruud)

July 10, 2018

One of my favorite teachers. I believe she is the reason
I enjoy cooking and baking to this day. Peace to her family, she was a wonderful person.

Donna Nielsen-Canchola

July 10, 2018

A favorite teacher of mine!! May you rest of peace Mrs Bray.
Donna (Jirele) Canchola
Class of 1974

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Biography

Marie "Grethe" Bray (Petersen), age 83 of Coon Rapids, passed away on 6/29/2018.

Marie was raised in Solvang, CA the daughter of Alfred and Erna (Kjersgaard) Petersen. She enjoyed working with her “Pop” in the bakery. She graduated from both Grandview College, IA and SDSU, SD. Taught Home Ec. for District 16 (Spring Lake Park) from 1971-1995. Was an active JAMS volunteer. Enjoyed craft shows, weaving rugs and other crafts, and socializing with family & friends. Loved baking - especially treats for her grandkids and close friends.

Survived by Children, Stephen (Patty) of Fridley, Ronald (Karen) of Arlington, WA, Mindy (Dave) Pell of Jackson, Terry (Victoria) of Blaine and Bill (Nancee) of Ramsey; Grandchildren, Amanda (Joe Morales), Rachel, Glen and Jeff Pell (Miranda Gleason), Alissa (Pat) Coquyt, Sam (Will Imholte), Will, Brandon and Robert Smith, Amber, Ashley and Taylor; Great-grandchildren, Payton, Quinn, Chase, Aubrey, Hunter, Brooke, and Abby; also, by many Loving Relatives and Friends.

Preceded in death by Husband, Darold; Infant Son, Jeffrey; Parents, Alfred and Erna Petersen; Twin Sister, Ingrid Ringrose.

~Celebration of Life~
11AM, Monday, August 20, 2018 with visitation 1 hr. prior at
Gearhart Funeral Home,
11275 Foley Blvd. NW,
Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Reception to follow.

~Interment~
Epiphany Cemetery
Coon Rapids, Minnesota

www.GearhartFuneralHome.com
763-755-6300