Mamie "Mae" Luke, 100, Minot, formerly of Berthold, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in her home.
Mae was born on April 28, 1912, in Bird Island, Minn., a daughter of Frank and Teresa (Huebsch) Bruels. When she was age 2, the family moved to a farm near Berthold where she was raised and educated. She graduated from Berthold High School in 1930 and then attended Minot State Teachers College, obtaining her teaching certificate. She then taught at rural schools near Des Lacs, Burlington, Berthold and Crosby.
She married Kenneth Luke on Nov. 25, 1941, in Berthold. The couple farmed and raised their children on the farm near Berthold. Kenneth died on May 10, 1997, and Mae moved into Berthold. Mae moved to Minot in 2008 and resided at The Wellington.
Mae was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Berthold. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo, embroidering and dancing. She had fond memories of dancing at the Moose Lodge on Saturday nights and her Senior Citizen bus trips throughout the country. Mae was well known as an excellent gardener and cook.
Mae is survived by: her daughter, Carol Stemen of Burlington, and her fiance, Hugh Spraggins; her sons, Ervin (Mary) Luke of Eatonville, Wash., and Duane (Linda) Luke of Kent, Wash.; her grandchildren, Shelly (John) Lauinger, Jeff Stemen, Sharon (Steve) Morgans, Ryan Luke and Joey Luke; her great-grandchildren, Lance and Cole Lauinger, and Sara, Ryan, Noah, Jacob and Elizabeth Morgans; her sister, Terry Brekke of Minot; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; her parents; her grandson, Mark Stemen; her sisters, Dorothy Frank, Marcella Bruels, Helen Hennessy and Marion Salser; her brothers, Francis, Donald, Raymond and Vernon Bruels; and her son-in-law, Myron Stemen.
Memorials are preferred to Trinity Hospice or to an organization of the donor's choice.
Funeral: Monday, Aug. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Berthold.
Burial: Wildrose Cemetery, Berthold.
Visitation: Today, Sunday, Aug. 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
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