Edwin Marlin Brainard

July 18, 1938December 11, 2018

Edwin M. Brainard, 80, of Aurora, formerly of Hermantown passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 11, 2018. He was born in Duluth on July 18,, 1938 to Edgar and Alice Brainard.

Edwin grew up in Hermantown, graduating in 1956. He then married the love of his life, Janice Danberg in 1957.

He was a loving husband and father. He was always a gentleman, provider, and guide to adventures, travels, and life.

Edwins family would like to extend a grateful thank you to Northland Village, Hoyt Lakes staff for their excellent care in Edwins last couple months.

Edwin was preceded in death by his infant son, David; brother, Jack; and mother, Alice.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 62 years, Janice of Aurora; children, Terry of Nashville, TN, Sherry of Gilbert, MN, and Mike of Dallas, TX; three granddaughters, Jamie, Wendy (Luke), and Sally; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brother, Lornie (Judy) Brainard; and sister, Joan Walker.

Visitation: 1:00 until the 2:00 p.m. Funeral Service Monday, December 17, 2018 at United Lutheran Church of Proctor, 701 3rd Ave. Interment will be in Bethany Cemetery, Hermantown. Please leave a memory of Edwin or words of support for the family at


  • Visitation Monday, December 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 17, 2018

Edwin Marlin Brainard

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