Edward Brixen

Edward G. Brixen, 93, of Strum, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Strum Area Health and Rehabilitation.
Eddie was born Sept. 16, 1924, in Gilmanton, to Hugo and Cora (Knesley) Brixen. He married Norma Johnson June 14, 1943, at Pigeon Falls Lutheran Church. She died April 27, 2003.
He farmed all his life in the Town of Unity. He was a breeder of registered jersey cattle for 54 years. Eddie was town assessor, clerk of Brick River View School, president of Eleva-Strum School Board and Osseo Lutheran Church Council member.
He worked as a sales specialist, acting district director and as an agent for Federal Crop Insurance. He was a 4-H leader and loved to race Arctic Cat snowmobiles.
Survivors include his daughter, Nancy (C. Keith) Edison of Independence; six grandchildren, Todd (Teresa) Brixen, Tony (Jenny) Brixen, Tracy (Pat) Holstad, Teresa (Matt Wood) Edison, Craig (Gina) Edison, Kevin Edison; 10 great-grandchildren, Jacob (Tammy) Gregory, Tim Kunshier, Tyler, Makayla and Hunter Brixen, Qortnee, Qwinton and Kodee (Bekky) Dunham, Lydia and Eleanor Edison; nieces and nephews.
Eddie was preceded in death by his wife; two sons, S. Sgt. Gary Brixen and Edward (Butch) Brixen, Jr.; two brothers, Hugo (Mabel) Brixen and Herbert (Helma) Brixen; sister, Zelda (David) Wingad; two great-grandsons, Logan and Gary Brixen.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Strum, with burial in Osseo Cemetery, rural Osseo.
Online condolences may be offered at www.edisonfuneralhome.com.

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