Former Juneau resident Edward Clarence Brekhus, 96, died peacefully at 7 p.m. on July 6, 2006, of complications of Parkinson's Disease at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Covington, La.
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He was born at home in Norma, N.D., to Norwegian immigrants Mons and Anna Brekhus. He moved to Alaska when he was a young man. There he was employed at the Alaska-Juneau Mine, and later owned and operated West Juneau Plating Works. In 1940, he married Bertha Slaughter, and they had three children. He moved his family to North Dakota, where he owned and operated a wheat farm. They later moved to Searcy, Ark., where he also owned a farm. They lived there for over 40 years, until 2002, when they moved to Covington.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years; and an infant son, Little Eddie.
He is survived by his daughters, Dina Pace and her husband, Jim, of Madisonville, La., and Shirl Spaulding and her husband, Jim, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; six grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
Services will be announced at a later date.
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