A Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday, Aug. 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Upsala, with Father John Odero officiating, Burial was in the parish cemetery following the service.
Ione was born Feb. 19, 1935, in Richmond to John and Eleanor (Ludwig) Braegelmann. She married Reinhard Breth, May 31, 1955, in Richmond. She was a nurse’s aide for the St. Cloud Hospital and a homemaker. She and her husband farmed together for over 35 years and raised 10 children. She enjoyed rug weaving. Ione was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Upsala. She was a religion teacher, a Eucharistic minister and was also a member of the Christian Mothers and Legion Auxiliary in Upsala.
Ione is survived by her loving husband of 58 years , Reinhard Breth, Upsala; her children, Mary Breth, Melrose; Sharon (Chuck) Weber, Blaine; Marvin (Bree Heidecker) Breth, Albany; Vernon (Jan) Breth, Holdingford; Val Gill, St. Joseph; Joyce (Ken) Hellermann, Sauk Centre; Lois (Rick) Fischbach, Avon; Denise (Ray) Sieben, Royalton; Dale (Stacy) Breth, Burtrum; and Kathy (John) Schleper, St. Joseph; 27 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Alfred, Eugene, Ralph and Gerhard; sisters, Theresa Friedrich and Julitta Bromenschenkel.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Eleanor Braegelmann; brothers, Harold, Wilfred, Eddie, Alvin and John Jr. and sisters, Rosetta, Alverna, Bernadine and Cecillia.