By HDN Staff
HARLEM Alden Brekke, 87, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, of natural causes.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the Evangelical Church of North America. Burial will follow in the Harlem Cemetery with military honors.
Alden was born April 17, 1912, in Ellington, Minn. to Henry and Laura (Headline) Brekke. The family moved to Harlem in 1913. He was raised and educated in the Harlem area and joined the Montana National Guard when he was 18. From 1932 to 1934 he was employed at Wrangell, Alaska, with the fishing boats. He served with the Company M during WWII. He served in New Guinea and was part of the B-24 Jolly Roger outfit flying out of Mockmer Airstrip at Biak-Schouten Island.
After the war, Brekke went to work for the Service Garage owned by Elmer Bergh in Harlem. After the dealership closed in 1962, he went to work for North State Supply until his retirement in 1977. He continued to work there part time until the mid 90s.
Brekke was a life member of the Harlem Veterans of Foreign War.
Survivors include his sisters, Elda Lindsay of Helena, Laura Malley of Harlem, Myrtle Cameron of Brownville, Ore.; two aunts, Carrie Brekke of Plains and Doris Brekke of Harlem; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.