Lowell August Brekke, 73, Austin

Published 10:34 am Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lowell August Brekke, 73, of Austin, Minn., died at his home Sunday, June 24, 2012.

Lowell A. Brekke

Lowell was born April 29, 1939, in Hayfield, Minn. to Henry and Amanda (Johnson) Brekke. He attended grade school in Sargeant, Minn. and moved to Austin in 1950 where he received further schooling. He married Kaye Schmidt and they later divorced.

Lowell had a love for cars. He started working at Midway Car Sales at an early age and managed gas stations for the Fina Corp. in Austin and other towns. He collected many cars over the years but his special liking was toward the Lincoln Town Car, owning many over his lifetime.

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Lowell retired from the Weyerhauser Corp (now International Paper) in 2004.

Lowell is survived by his sister Marlys (Richard) Trimble, Austin; brother, Richard (Carol) Brekke, Sr., Austin; many nieces and nephews who will surely miss “Uncle Ode.” Blessed be his memory.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Henry Brekke, Jr., who died in infancy, and special friend, Nancy Alm.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 29 at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. William Odermann officiating. Visitation will be at the mortuary for one hour before the service.