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Helen H. TeBrake

Helen H. TeBrake Sept. 23, 1909 - Jan. 6, 2008 BROOTEN -- Helena Hillegonda "Helen" TeBrake, 98, of Brooten died Sunday at the Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Brooten Community Church. Burial will be...

Helen H. TeBrake

Sept. 23, 1909 - Jan. 6, 2008

BROOTEN -- Helena Hillegonda "Helen" TeBrake, 98, of Brooten died Sunday at the Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood.

The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Brooten Community Church. Burial will be at Bethany Cemetery in Brooten.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Brooten and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.

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She was born Sept. 23, 1909, in Edgerton to Peter and Tryntje (Koole) Segaar. They moved to the Brooten area when she was 9 years old. She attended school in Brooten for three years. Then they moved to Rolling Fork Township. She graduated from eighth grade in the Glenwood Schools.

She married William "Bill" TeBrake on Feb. 22, 1934. They farmed for two years. They moved into Brooten, where she was a homemaker.

She was a lifelong member of the Brooten Christian Reformed Church, where she was in the Ladies Aid Society and Bible study groups.

She is survived by five children: John (and Edith) of Brooten, Mary (and Jim) of North Oaks, Bill (and Janet) of Bangor, Maine, Paul (and Ruth) of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Wayne (and Nelva) of Ossining, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two brothers: Herman (and Johanna) Segaar of Brooten and Ted Segaar of Ripon, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1985, two sisters and two brothers.

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