Graveside services for Mr. Joe Brende, 78, of Cookeville,
Tennessee,  will  be  held  at 10 A.M. on Friday, July 14, at the
Mansell Cemetery in the Freewill community of Jackson County.

The  family  will  receive  friends  Thursday  from  5 P.M.  –  9 P.
M.,  and  on  Friday  from  9 A.M. –  9:30  A.M.  at   Upper
Cumberland Funeral Home.

Mr. Brende passed away on Monday, July 10, 2006, at the
Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tennessee.

He was born December 29, 1927, in Dell Rapids, Minnehaha
Co., South Dakota to  the  late  
Torsten Brende  and  Louise
Wold Brende
.  Mr. Brende  was  a  cabinet  maker  and  was
confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

He was the founder of the Dakota Cowboys Band. Mr. Brende
helped to get the Bell Witch Opry started, and was a member of
the Bell Witch Opry Band for many years, playing the
accordion. As much as he loved music, his love for family and
friends who enjoyed his music was greater.

In addition to his parents,  he  was  preceded  in  death by
Marilyn JoAnn Brende.

Survivors  include  
3 Sons:  Mike (Tonni) Brende  of
Independence, MO; Doug (Kandy) Brende of Sioux Falls, SD;
and Steve Brende of Sioux Falls, SD; A
very special loved
Judy Anderson of Cookeville, TN; 1 Brother: Orlene
(Barbara) Brende of Sioux Falls, SD;
1 Sister: Lillian Wilson of
Dell  Rapids,  SD;  
13  Grandchildren  and  7  Great-
also survive.           

Bro. Jimmy Anderson will officiate at the services.
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