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Minnie L. Brech________________________________

January 11, 1918 - January 12, 2014

Minnie L. Brech, age 96, of Philip, S.D., died Sunday, January 12, 2014, at the Philip Nursing Home.
Minnie Lorene Peterson was born January 11, 1918, near Reliance, the daughter of Carl and Lula (Fletcher) Peterson.
She grew up in the Reliance area and graduated from high school there. She attended junior college in Wessington Springs and later went to work for the ASC office in Kennebec.
On November 25, 1943, she married Delmar Leo Brech in Kennebec. Following their marriage, they moved to the Brech Family farm and ranch southwest of Cottonwood where they resided until moving to Philip in 1982. Delmar preceded her in death on September 25, 1983.
Minnie was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Evening Guild and the American Legion Auxiliary, all of Philip. Minnie was an excellent seamstress and loved to play cards.
She is survived by her four daughters, Barbara (Ronald) Ranger of Appleton, Wisc., Nadine (Jack) Kasper of Grand Junction, Colo., Norma Schilling of Ft. Pierre, and Judy (Jim) Hansen of Turton; one son, Scott (Becky) Brech of Philip; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Brech of Chadron, Neb.; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, and step-great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Roland (Billie Mae) Peterson of Reliance; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Delmar, Minnie was preceded in death by two sons, Darrel and Richard; one grandson, Richard; three sisters; and six brothers.
Visitation will be held 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip, with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 16, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip, with Father Kevin Achbach as celebrant.
Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome. com