Lenore Brudos, age 94, of rural Ferryville, died on Friday, May 15th, 2020. She was born on March 1, 1926 at home on the Williams farm, to Arthur and Lillian (Anderson) Williams. She was baptized, confirmed and was married at Utica Lutheran Church. Lenore attended Buck Creek Rural School for eight years, graduated from Gays Mills High School in 1943. She then graduated from La Crosse University, did graduate work in Winona, Eau Claire and La Crosse Universities. She was an elementary teacher of Brockway School and Eastman State Graded. From there she became supervising teacher in Richland Center and ended her career in the North Crawford School District after retiring in 1989. During her professional career, she was a member of the State and National Teachers Association and was a 35-year member of the Delta Kappa Gamma, Zeta Chapter. For many years, she sang alto in the Williams Trio with Francille and Evalyn in the church choir. Formerly an active member in the Utica Church where she served as a charter member, teacher, and superintendent of Sunday School, while also being active in Ladies Aid and Dorcas circle. On April 14, 1956, she married Tillman Brudos Jr. and to this union were born four children, Barb, Jean, Todd, and Jodi. Boma Ridge is where they made their home. During her lifetime she enjoyed the simple aspects of country living; gardening, fishing, wildlife, travel and reading. We are so blessed to have been loved, provided for, comforted, encouraged and challenged to always do our best. With a positive, joyful, and protective attitude we received words of wisdom and discernment. Mom’s solid and unwavering faith in our Lord Jesus Christ gave her the ability to meet the tasks before her each day. We will forever cherish our memories of this “special” woman. Her strength, as she strived to live by God’s commandments, has been a witness to many.
Survivors include her daughters Barb Quamme, Jean (Randy) Ellefson, her son Todd (Becky) Brudos, grandchildren, Aaron Quamme, Linn (Jeff) Vandenberghe, Jerad, Josh, and Joel Ellefson, and Kay and TJ Brudos, Lysianne Peacock, Lyric Marks, Charity Smith, Shannon Mellem great grandchildren Lincoln and Lauren Vandenberghe, sister and brother-in-law Francille and Merlin Kvigne, sister-in-law LaVonne Barlow, nieces Marlys (Ike) Oldenburg, Marcy (Warren) Haugen, and nephew Mark Kvigne. Preceding her in death were her parents Art and Lil Williams, her in-laws Tillman Sr. and Clara Brudos, her husband Tillman, Jr. in 2010, her daughter Jodi in 1972, son-in-law Stan Quamme in 2010, grandson Ben Quamme in 2014 and a niece Mary Kvigne in 2016.
A Graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 at the Utica Lutheran Cemetery at 1 p.m. Family and friends may call on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua, if attending, we ask that you please practice social distancing. Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.thorsonfuneralhome.com
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