Agnes Brockel donated her time
Funeral service Agnes Brockel, 76,of Selby were held on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Selby.
Burial was in Selby Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Agnes passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the Bowdle Health Care in Bowdle.
Agnes Lori (Glerup) Brockel was born Oct. 14, 1937, to Dexter and Nikolena (Farstead) Glerup, in rural Campbell County. She was confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church. She attended country school and graduated from Selby High School. Agnes continued her education at Northern State University and with on-line classes at Dakota State University.
On Nov. 25, 1955, she married Harley Brockel at Bethany Lutheran Church. In 1956, they moved to Lincoln, Neb., where she worked while Harley attended aviation school. In 1957, they settled into their new farmstead in rural Selby, where they farmed/ranched until 1992 when they moved into Selby, but continued farming.
Agnes generously donated her time to a multitude of organizations. She was a 4-H leader for 16 years, served on several boards including: the Walworth Co. and State Extension, Oahe Arts Council, Christian Women’s Club, All-School Reunion, Centennial book and volunteered at the Good Samaritan Center. She was a member of the Homemakers, Selby Lioness and Square Dance Club. She also tutored an adult reading student for six years.
Agnes was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and St. Johns Lutheran Church in Selby and served on the church council, St. Johns centennial book and pictorial committees. She taught the Bethel Bible Series and Confirmation Classes at St. Johns.
Agnes enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, cooking and entertaining, decorating cakes, quilting, gardening, scrapbooking, reading, watching NFL football games and attending her grandchildren’s activities. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the whole family went to Walt Disney World.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harley, of Selby; two daughters, Rhonda (Jim) Van Den Eykel of Deadwood, and Beth (Gordon) Stormo of Summit; one son, Brian (Jan) Brockel of Selby; six grandchildren, Tyler Brockel of Bettendorf, Iowa, Jasa Brockel of Minneapolis, Minn., Alexis Stormo of Fargo, N.D., Casey, Brock and Abigail Stormo of Watertown; and one great-grandchild, Jaxson Brockel. Also surviving are three brothers, Melvin (Bobbie) Glerup of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Edwin (Liz) Glerup of Apache Junction, Ariz., Granville (Skip) (Donna) Glerup of Selby; brother-in-law, Carroll (Jan) Brockel of Selby; and sisters-in-law, Nina Brockel of Selby and Arlene (Joe) Burns of Hermiston, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dexter and Nikolena Glerup; brothers: Donald and wife Beanie Glerup, and Robert Glerup; brother-in-law, Donald Brockel; sister-in-law, Margie and husband Joe Kleven.