Mildred Bredenberg, age 89, of Mora, died August 1, 2015 at St. Clare Living Community in Mora with her family by her side. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Tivoli Cemetery at Mankato.
MILDRED RUTH STECK BREDENBERG (More commonly known as “Penny”)
Penny was born March 8, 1926 in Paxico, KS to Eric and Caroline Steck. Penny spent a majority of her life caring for and serving others. She was a very hard worker, not only was she a devoted mother, but spent many years working as a waitress, before starting her own doll business from her home. Penny also spent time volunteering at the Senior Center in Coon Rapids and planned many fun activities. Penny will be remembered for her sense of humor and her contagious laughter.
Mildred is survived by her children, Joy (Howard) Block and Janet (Bruce) Javenager, by her sister, Barbara Hummer, by her brothers, Robert (Sue) Steck and Armin (Oney) Steck and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and many other family and friends.
Mildred is preceded in death by her husband of 16 years, Erwin Marquardt, her adopted son, Steve Warnke, her parents, Eric and Caroline Steck.