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Brenda Rapenske

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Brenda S. Rapenske, age 49 of Picayune, MS formerly of Elma, IA passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at her home in Picayune. Brenda Sue was born March 9, 1966 to Jack and Linda (Laue) Rapenske in Osage, IA. She was raised by Pat and Linda (Laue) Fogarty in Elma, IA. Brenda attended elementary school in Elma and graduated from Crestwood High School in Cresco. After graduating she moved to Waterloo and worked various jobs. In 1994, Brenda returned to the New Hampton area where she worked at Featherlite Mfg. in Nashua. In 2001, she moved to the New Orleans area. While working construction she purchased a fishing boat and was a commercial fisher in the crabbing industry until Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf coast when she lost everything. After Katrina, Brenda worked at helping others rebuild their homes, businesses, and lives before she returned to her own. In recent years, Brenda and Duane were able to return to commercial fishing. She enjoyed gardening, raising chickens and dogs. Brenda is survived by her Significant other Duane Soileau of Picayune, MS; father, Pat Fogarty of New Hampton, IA; daughter, Amy (Jessie Houser) Fogarty of New Hampton, IA; grandchildren, Levi, Dylan, Dakota; Siblings, Tony (Jennifer) Rapenske of Elma, IA, Randy (Joyce) Rapenske of New Hampton, IA, Angie Dirksen of Riceville, IA, P.J. Fogarty of Altoona, IA, Karen Thomas of Serials, MO and Robin Gregory of Frankfort, NY; and numerous members of her extended family. She was preceded in death by her mother, Linda Fogarty; grandparents; aunts and uncles.

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  1. I am so sad you left Brenda, but I know you are now in a beautiful place with no worries, only happiness. We sure had us some fun times didnt we! Until we meet again.. Love you beautiful angel~Godspeed

  2. My beautiful little neighbor girl, Rest in Peace Brenda. Tony, Randy and Family Im so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

  3. Pat, Tony, Randy, Angie, Amy PJyou all have my deepest sympathy. I am so sorry to hear of Brendas passing. She always had on a bright smile and could find something kind to say. I pray that you may all find peace and strength during this difficult time. May she guide you from above for all the days of your lives.

  4. Love you more babemiss you like 900. Wish I could wake up from this nightmareif only. Give mom a hug and kiss for me.

  5. Pat, Tony, Randy, Angie, Amy PJ So very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Dan and Betty

  6. Thinking of all of you as you mourn the loss of your mom, sister, aunt and friend. Take care and prayers for the entire family.

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and loved ones at this difficult time. Look into the night sky and find the brightest star in the heavens; that will be Brenda smiling down on you.

  8. Sorry for your loss! Still a pretty gal and nice obituary-lost touch after high school and was good to see all that Brenda accomplished! Rest in Peace, Brenda

  9. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Dave Quam, Maple Leaf, Elma

  10. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Send prayers to all. Carrie Zweibohmer (Jacoby)

  11. Still thinking of you. .. a lot of times when i catch myself mid-thought its still of you no nightmare and certainly no dream but it still is unbelievable to me. I do love you more -drewser

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