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Garnet Denbrook – Brookings: July 12, 1946 – Nov. 14, 2012

Posted: Friday, Nov 16th, 2012




Garnet Denbrook, 66, formerly of Montevideo, Minn., died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Brookings Health System.

Memorial services are at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Burial is at Terrace Lawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will take place for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Montevideo (www.wingbain.com). In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Garnet Grace Denbrook was born July 12, 1946 in Fergus Falls, Minn., the daughter of Armin and Grace (Highdale) Denbrook. She was baptized Sept. 1, 1946, at Trefoldighed Lutheran Church in Battle Lake and was confirmed May 21, 1961, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Montevideo.

Garnet grew up in Montevideo and was active in Glee Club and participated as a baton twirler in high school. She graduated from Montevideo High School with the class of 1964.

On Jan. 29, 1966, Garnet married William Strommer at the Our Saviors Lutheran Church Chapel. They had two children.

Garnet served on the optical board of directors at Granite Falls Technical College, was a member of the Brookings Hospital Auxiliary, and was the treasurer of the Brookings Cardiac Rehab Organization.

She enjoyed singing along to the “oldies” and dancing and loved flowers and gardening with her potted plants. Garnet loved spending time with her grandchildren and baking them their favorite goodies. Garnet always loved a good argument and getting in the last word.

She is survived by her children: Pam (Jon) Weckwerth of Brookings and Paul (Kim) Strommer of Olivia, Minn.; four grandchildren; a brother, Roger (Laurie) Denbrook of Waconia; sisters: Carol Denbrook-Buesgens of Chanhassen, Kay (John) LaRoque of Wabasha, Minn.; Jill Denbrook of St. Louis Park, Minn.; Norma Denbrook of Wisconsin and Nancy Denbrook of Georgia; and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Armin and Grace; and a brother-in-law, Larry Buesgens.










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