December 14th, 1919 – Saturday, December 22, 2007
St. John’s Evangelical Luthera
Saturday, December 28th, 2007
Ethel Emma Bredt (Teske), 88 of Buffalo, passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Howard Lake on Sunday, December 23, 2007.
Ethel was born December 14, 1919 to Julius and Emilie Teske in Isabel, South Dakota. In 1935 she moved to Buffalo. She was confirmed by Pastor Sauer at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Buffalo in 1937 and has been an active member since that date.
Ethel was united in marriage to Bernard T. Bredt on December 26, 1942. They were happily married for 49 years.
Surviving Ethel are her son Paul Bredt and Sheila Kroeger of South Haven. Ethel was a grandmother to Sheila’s children and grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Camilla Ericsson of Salem, South Dakota; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews and their children.
Preceded in death by her husband Bernard; sister Dolores Wendt and brother Oliver Teske.
She was a member of the Buffalo High School graduating class of 1938.
Ethel enjoyed her life as a housewife. She was a great cook and always had a cookie or loaf of banana bread to share. Her flower and vegetable gardens brought great joy.
For many years Ethel worked for Millie Larson preparing Rotary lunches at Olson’s Point. Her activities at St. John’s Lutheran were many and often she shared her gift of cooking there.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 29 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Buffalo.
Casket Bearers: Ken Miller, Matt Teske, Jon Teske, Steve Violet, Bill Elletson, and Wood Lepinski.
Honorary Bearers: Dick and Sue Miller, Ron and Sharon Bruhn, and Peter and Julie Bedker.
Visitation will be on Fri. Dec. 28 from 4-7 p.m. at Peterson Chapel in Buffalo and one hour prior to the services on Sat., Dec. 29 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Buffalo.
Arrangements with Peterson Chapel of Buffalo.