Goldie Marcella Conn was born on March 22, 1926, to Raymond and Laura (Fischer) Conn in Leaf River Township, rural Wadena, Minnesota. She attended school through the 8th grade.
On November 23, 1945, Goldie was united in marriage to Melvin A. Brunko in Wadena. Their marriage was blessed with four children. Together they made their home west of Hewitt, Minnesota where they farmed for 36 years. On March 2, 1994, Melvin passed away. Goldie moved to Wadena one year later.
Goldie enjoyed gardening, reading and embroidery, and she loved spending time with her family. Goldie was a member of Wrightstown Gardening Club and Wrightstown Homemakers.
On July 15, 2021, Goldie passed away at The Meadows in Wadena at 95 years of age. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Goldie is preceded in death by her parents: Raymond and Laura; husband: Melvin; son: Randy; brothers: Charles and Bentley; and sisters: Martha, Florence, and Dot.
Goldie is survived by her children: Michael Brunko of Hewitt; Lynn Olson of Wadena; and Kristi (Allen) VanRoekel of Verndale; daughter-in-law: Mary Brunko of Sauk Centre; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; siblings: Annabelle Olson of Wadena; Lola Rentz of Sebeka; Betty (Andrew) Knight of Clovis, New Mexico; Peggy (James) Malone of Havre, Montana; Donald (Judy) Conn of New Prague; and Nancy (William) Winkels of Minot, North Dakota; many other relatives and a host of friends.
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