David Lloyd Brude
David Lloyd Brude, 68, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2007, at Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital, surrounded by his family.
He was born to Roger and Ina (Berg) Brude on Aug. 4, 1938, in Chicago,
Ill. He graduated from Washburn High School in Minneapolis in 1956. He
served in the U.S. Army. He married Carol Brude on Oct. 5, 1980, and together
they cared for Dave's sons: Mike, Joe and Mark while living in Minneapolis.
Dave and Carol moved to Ely to build a home "on top of the rock"
at Moose Lake in 1982. In 1984 the couple moved to Soldotna, Alaska, where
Dave was the contractor and supervisor for swimming pools being built
throughout the state in schools and hotels. Dave retired in 2005 and the
couple returned to Ely. His first love was Ely, Moose Lake and the Boundary
Waters which he first came to as a Boy Scout at age 13.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Mike (Kathy), Mark (Lori), Joe;
and his children, Anna and Michael; and their mother, Kathy; stepgrandchildren,
Ronny, Chris, Christina, Alyssa and Marissa, and a great-granddaughter,
Arianna; three sisters, Marilyn, Kathy and Lori; and a brother, John.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Janet.
SERVICES: At Dave's request he was cremated. A memorial service
will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Bill
Fossom presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
From Mesabi Daily News, Virginia, MN March 11, 2007
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