Rhoda Marie Brakken, age 96, of Mankato, died on Sunday, February 20, 2022at Brookdale of Mankato.
Private family interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Rhoda Marie, the daughter of Joseph and Theresa (Selner) Vanness, was born on March 7, 1925 in Minneapolis. She served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman First Class during World War II. Rhoda married Virgil Brakken on February 7, 1948. She was previously employed at Cargill in Mankato for 36 years.
She is survived by her sister in law, Maxine Lobejko; nephew, Dan Lobejko; and great niece, Hallie Lobejko.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Virgil; and sister, Juyne Carol Vanness.