OBITUARY - EDNA MARIE (BRABAND) DEAL
Edna Marie BRABAND DEAL, daughter of August and Grace (DeBOER) BRABAND, was born on August 19, 1918 near LeMars, Iowa.
Edna moved to Jefferson, Iowa to help care for one of her sister's children. She was also employed at United Food Store.
On February 20, 1944 she married Forrest Edward DEAL at the DEAL farm home. Forrest and Edna farmed and owned DEAL Orchard.
Edna enjoyed the neighborhood Pinochle Club, family dinners, visits with her grandchildren, gardening, mowing, working at
the apple barn and traveling, especially to Minnesota. She was an active member in the Central Christian Church,
Edna died March 13, 2001 at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson at the age of 82 years. Preceding her in death
were her parents; her husband Forrest on May 27, 1987; and four sisters, Eva CAMPBELL of Federal Way, Washington; Jenny
DeVRIES of Ogilvie, Minnesota; Gladys JOHNSON of Anoka, Minnesota; and Lorna McGAW of Boone, Iowa.
Survivors include her children: Eydie (Steve) STEPHENS of Diagonal, Iowa, Linda (Gary) HALL of Jefferson and Jerald
(Cindy) DEAL of Jefferson. Other survivors include five grandchildren: Benji DEAL of Ames, Iowa, Chris and Robbie DEAL
of Jefferson, Jeff HALL of Des Moines and his fiancée Shelley GLICK and her two children Stephane and Amanda of Indianola,
Iowa, and Jennifer HALL and her fiancé Ryan KOBZA of Omaha, Nebraska.
Also surviving Edna are four sisters: Ruth IOOS of Marshall, Minnesota; Sylvia (Elmer) Johnson and Lou (Bob) GALBRAITH,
both of Balaton, Minnesota, and Edith ARMSTRONG of Walnut Creek, California; four brothers: Elmer "Butch" (Clara) BRABAND
of Osakis, Minnesota; Maynard "Jinx" (Frances) BRABAND of LeMars; Donald (Mabel) BRABAND of Balaton, Minnesota and Wallace
(Vi) BRABAND of Sebring, Florida.
Many nieces, nephews and friends will miss her.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 16, 2001 at Central Christian Church in Jefferson with words of comfort given by
Reverend Wendy MILES. Doris McGREGOR was the organist. Casket bearers were Wayne MONTHEI, Donald COON, David RASMUSSEN,
Richard St. CLAIR, Clifford BANCROFT, Gustavo MACIAS and Jack HARBAUGH. Honorary pallbearers were Central Christian Church
family, DEAL Orchard employees, staff and residents of Long Term Care, Greenewood Center family.
Interment was in the Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson.
Slininger-Rossow Funeral Homes, Inc. of Jefferson was in charge of the arrangements.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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