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Jerri Anne Aune, of Cambridge, formerly of Braham, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.  She was 86 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held privately for family only at this time due to Covid-19 concerns.

INURNMENT will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

MEMORIALS are preferred to the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church (PO Box 417- Braham, MN 55006)

Jerrie Anne Aune, age 86, of Cambridge, formerly of Braham, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Abbott NW Hospital.

Jerrie was born January 18, 1934 to John “Pete” and Ruth (Klemz) Gustafson in Braham, Minnesota. She lived in Braham all her life where she worked with her family at the Park Café. She also worked at Schwarten Drugstore, and as an office administrator for the Braham School’s Superintendent. As a clarinetist in the Braham High School band, she met her future husband and ‘band director’ Herman Aune. They began their relationship after graduation. They were married one year later on June 6, 1953 at Braham Evangelical Lutheran church where she was a life-long member.

She was known throughout the community as a great cook with the gift of hospitality. Many parties were hosted in their family home where Jerrie’s Swedish tea ring and many other dishes became favorites. She was an excellent seamstress, and had a great talent for decorating.

In 2000, Herman and Jerrie moved into the GracePoint community in Cambridge.

Jerrie was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She had endless love for her family, and a servant heart that brought her wherever her family was. She and Herman would go anywhere to celebrate life events and created countless memories.

Jerrie was preceded in death by her beloved husband Herman Aune, parents Pete and Ruth Gustafson, and siblings, John Gustafson and Jean Tevetne.

She is survived by her children, Eric (Judy) Aune of Norwood Young America; John (Rebecca) Aune of Bedford, TX; Rebecca (Justin) Aune of Minneapolis; Kathy (Jim) Wade of Bolton, MA; Caroline (Virgil) Lindstrom of Cambridge; and Dan (Kim) Aune of St. Louis Park; grandchildren, Jaron (Liz) Aune, Ben (Lindsey) Aune, Betsy (Tommy) Blank, Jenni (Joe) Miller, Kirsten (Nolan) Radford, Nate (Laura) Aune, Chelsea (Jason) Rojo, Emelia (Dan) Rheineck,, Rachel (Robert) Lahr, Andrew (Mary) Wade, Alee (Alex) Bureau, Sonja (Alex) Alvarez, Arick Wade, Abigail Wade, Megan Aune, Nick Aune, Natalie Aune; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Joan (Larry) Johnson, and Jacki Fayram; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Special thanks to the Grace Point community for their love and support these past 20 years.

8 thoughts on “JERRIE A. AUNE”

  1. My most sincere sympathy to the entire Aune family over your loss. It is a loss shared by countless others here in Braham and at GracePoint where I would occasionally see her in the hallway (pre-covid) when I was there for meetings. Words are difficult to find right now. I can only think of what Dwight Yoakam said during the filming of Ken Burns’ documentary on country music. When asked about Merle Haggard, Dwight, with his eyes filled with tears, simply said, “Merle, he’s great”. So it is with Jerrie. Herman’s directing a most excellent band in heaven. He now has a first chair clarinet player.

  2. We have so many fond memories of Jerrie and the entire Aune family. One of the best is of Jerrie at our High School Band concerts sitting in the front row with all the little Aune children lined up beside her behaving perfectly. When we shared this memory to her once she replied “Well, you never heard the threats or saw the sweat!”

    May your treasured memories bring you comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We were honored to have Jerrie as our friend.

    Darwin and Marlene Nelson

  3. Jerrie will be missed so much! She was Mrs. Hospitality with a capital “H” She was kind, gentle and always had a good word to share with anyone who crossed her path. I will never forget her smile and the twinkle she always had in her eyes. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    God bless.

  4. Our deepest sympathies. I am blessed to have known Jerrie. Such a caring person who modeled her faith. May your memories be precious reminders of her love for you, may family and friends help sustain you during the difficult times.

  5. I only knew Jerrie from church. Such a sweet lady! Always had time to talk or just to say hi to you.
    Prayers to Jerries family.

  6. Jerrie was such a sweet, kind and beautiful lady. I always enjoyed seeing her and Herman in church. My deepest sympathy to your family.

  7. My sympathy to the Aune family, just loved visiting with Jerrie any time we met, always had a cheery smile and a very nice conversation. Have many good memories of her and Herman, wonderful Braham people.

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