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Brenda "Bren" Lee Tefft,

Brenda "Bren" Lee Tefft, 46, a Rochester, Minn., resident, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at her residence. She was born March 22, 1961, in Superior to Robert and Beverly (Hansen) Tefft. Brenda graduated from Superior Senior High School in 1979. She ...

Brenda "Bren" Lee Tefft, 46, a Rochester, Minn., resident, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at her residence.

She was born March 22, 1961, in Superior to Robert and Beverly (Hansen) Tefft.

Brenda graduated from Superior Senior High School in 1979. She attended Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in the fashion merchandising program and graduated from the baking program at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. She worked as a manager for Pearle Vision for 16 years in Mankato and Rochester.

Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Robert Tefft; two brothers, Jeffrey "Pork" and Douglas "Doug" Tefft; and her stepfather, James V. Scully.

She is survived by her mother, Beverly Scully, Superior; an aunt, Wanda (Harold) Norris, Osakis, Minn.; and three cousins, Michele, Mike and Mark.

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Brenda was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan and proud of the fact that she was born the same year the Vikings team was started. She enjoyed canning and baking for family and friends and designing pillows.

Visitation will be 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday in the Downs-LeSage Funeral Home. Visitation continues at 10 a.m. Friday in Zion Lutheran Church until the 11 a.m. funeral service with Pastor Terrance Stratton officiating.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tom and John Severson, Terry Tucker, Joe Eliason, Mark Howard, Tom Darst, Tim "TJ" Steffan and Ted Bergquist. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Brenda's friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund.

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