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LA CRESCENT, Minn. — Earl G. Brevig, 90, of La Crescent died Friday, May 11, 2018, at Gundersen Health System of La Crosse.

Earl was born in a small town near Rushford, Minn., Aug. 2, 1927, to Melvin and Myrtle (Moger) Brevig. He was confirmed at the Oak Ridge Lutheran Church in Highland Prairie, Minn. Earl married Rosemary Byers in La Crosse in 1952. For 16 years he worked at Erickson Bakery in La Crosse, then began a career in farming in the Ridgeway area for 40 years. He finished his working career with 12 years at Greenview Rest Area in Dresbach, Minn., retiring at the age of 86.

Earl enjoyed camping and fishing with the family, walking and throwing a ball with his beloved dog, “Betsy.” While working at the rest area, he enjoyed the opportunity to talk with people from all over the world. Earl and Rosemary were also longtime members of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in La Crescent.

In addition to his wife of 65 years, Rosemary Brevig of La Crescent, Earl is survived by four children, Larry Brevig, Linda (Jim) Walter, Mike (Nancee) Brevig, Karla (Darryl) Oitzman; six grandchildren, Jason Brevig, Pam Brevig (Chatham), Laura A. Brevig, Shawn (Laura) Brevig, Brad (Melissa) Brevig, Tyler Oitzman; and 11 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by one sister, Doris Olson; one brother, Ronald Brevig; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog “Betsy.”

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Melford, Caroll and Arlyn Brevig; brother-in-law, Gerald Olson; and niece, Christine Rodgers.

The family would like to recognize and extend special thanks to Dr. Kyla Lee, Jane Bissen, RN, Sister Marcia Baumbert and Pastor Kent Johnson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in La Crescent. Pastor Kent Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call on the family from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday morning at the church. Online guestbook may be signed at

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