October 20, 1950-July 27, 2016
Brenda (Blessum) DeMontigny, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away in her home on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Brenda was born on October 20, 1950, to Kermit and Fern (Rohrer) Blessum of Rugby, ND. She married her high school sweetheart, Doug DeMontigny, in August of 1970, and they made a home together in the Turtle Mountains. Brenda could do anything she set her mind to – even if she had never had any prior experience with the task at hand. She had many hobbies – antiquing crafting gardening quilting, restoring, and wood-working were her favorites. Many of these hobbies were self-taught. For all the years her family knew her, she always had one of her favorite hobbies laid out somewhere in the house, partially completed, and eager to continue working on it when she had some free-time. With all of her hobbies one wouldn’t think she would have had time for anything else, but for Brenda, this was not the case.
She was a dedicated wife, loving mother, and a cherished grandmother to her family, for whom she would do anything. For both Brenda and Doug, their family has always come first. One of
Brenda’s favorite things was when the family would gather for an afternoon and fill the house with music and laughter. She could sit at the table, smile, and listen to her children and grandchil-
dren play and sing for hours. She also enjoyed having coffee with various friends and neighbors.
Brenda is survived by her husband Doug, children Brett (Joni) DeMontigny of Dunseith, Kyle (Lisa) DeMontigny of Rugby, Danielle (Joey) Hawn of Devils Lake, and Seth (Jammie Werner) DeMontigny of Grand Forks; grandchildren Tana and Will, Logan, Lathan and Kaedyn, and Bailey and Megan; as well as her sisters Sharon Blessum of Pittsboro, NC, Bette (Bud) Chalmers of Rugby, and Wanda (Steve) Ohly of Minot. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Kermit and Fern, and her brother, Roger.
There will be no viewing, and a private family service will be held. In lieu of cards and flowers, the family requests that you consider a donation to the Hospice Center at Heart of America in Rug-
by, 800 S. Main St. Rugby, ND 58368.
Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. Friends may sign the online register book at www.nerofuneralhome.net.
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