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Margie Elizabeth Brantner

December 27, 1932 — June 15, 2024

Moorhead, MN

Beloved mother, sister, and friend Margie Brantner, 91, passed away peacefully June 15, 2024.

Margie lived a long and happy life. She was born Marjorie Elizabeth Olness December 27, 1932, at the “White House” in Kragnes, Minnesota. She attended a one-room schoolhouse in Kragnes for eight years, and then graduated from Moorhead High School in 1950 and Dakota Business College soon after. She worked as a secretary at Winston Newall and married Charles (Casey) Brantner and for the next 31 years helped raise four sons, Arabian horses, sugar beets, and grain on their farm north of Moorhead.

After moving into Moorhead in 1983, Margie remained active by working as the hostess/manager at the Tree Top restaurant in Moorhead and part-time at the Minnesota Hearing Aid Center. She volunteered for years at the Hjemkomst Center and was a lifelong member of North Buffalo Lutheran Church, which was an important part of her life. For over 50 years, she met every Monday morning with a group of dear friends for breakfast. She loved country western music and dancing. She attended exercise classes at the Fargo YMCA into her nineties and on her “off days” walked up and down the stairs in her condo building.

Margie loved people and being active. She was fiercely loyal to her children and friends. Her positive spirit and beautiful smile enriched us all. She was one-of-a-kind and will truly be missed.

Margie is survived by her sons Jeff (Gerri) in Amarillo, Texas, Tim (Caroline) in Northfield, Minnesota, and Dan (Donna) in Plano, Texas; seven grandchildren (Katie, Kari, Caleb, Lily, Quinn, Ava, Matthew, Riley); six great grandchildren; her beloved siblings, Pat Olson in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Barbara Reichert in Edina, Minnesota, David Olness (Marie) in Nisswa, Minnesota; countless cousins, nieces, and nephews; and her good friend Bob Stenerson, his daughter Julie, and their family who were so kind to Margie over her last years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her dear son Tom.

Margie’s family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of the Sanford Fargo Hospice House for the exceptional and loving care they provided during her stay there.

Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., followed by the prayer service at 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN. Visitation will continue from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., followed by the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at North Buffalo Lutheran Church, rural Moorhead, MN. A recording of the service will be available here on Margie's webpage shortly after the service. Burial will be at North Buffalo Lutheran Church Cemetery following the service at the church.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Wright Funeral Home and Cremation Service-Moorhead

605 2nd Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560

Prayer service beginning at 7:00 P.M.

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

North Buffalo Lutheran Church

2542 120th Ave N, Moorhead, MN 56560

Visitation beginning one hour prior

A recording of the service will be available here on Margie's webpage shortly after the service.

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

North Buffalo Lutheran Church Cemetery

2542 120th Ave N, Moorhead, MN 56560

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