|Remembering Lucille Bren|
Lucille Bren, retired nurse's aide at the former UND Rehabilitation Hospital, died Nov. 19 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks. She was 82.
Bren, the daughter of Gust and Tina (Jorgenson) Johnson, was born Aug. 11, 1925 in rural Warren, Minn. She grew up in rural Warren and attended school in Alma township. She worked on the family farm and worked at the Warren Hospital for two years.
She married Robert Bren on Sept. 23, 1945 in Warren, Minn. Along with raising her family, she assisted her husband in the farming operation. She worked at the Warren Hospital as an X-ray technician and then at the UND Rehabilitation Hospital for 15 years as an aide. After retirement, she and Robert traveled extensively in Europe and Wouth America. She also worked at Sam's Club in Grand Forks as a food demonstrator beginning in 2005 until six weeks ago.
She is survived by her two sons: Richard Bren of Eden Prairie, Minn., Steven (Ginnie) Bren of East Grand Forks, seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Bren was preceded in death by her husband Robert, parents, daughter Linda Gustafson, one sister and two brothers.
Memorials were preferred to Altru Hospice.