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Heidi Lee Brakefield

September 18, 1970 — December 9, 2023

Pelican Rapids

Heidi Lee Brakefield, born on September 18, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away on December 9, 2023, in Moorhead, Minnesota at the age of 53. She was the daughter of Thomas and Barbara Brakefield.

Heidi had a zest for life that was infectious to all who knew her. She graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1989 and pursued her passion for photography at Fergus Falls Community College. She later attended Moorhead Technical College, where she honed her skills as a paralegal.

Throughout her life, Heidi worked as a waitress, spreading her bright smile and warm personality in restaurants across Fargo, Barnesville, and Pelican Rapids. Her dedication and hard work were also evident during her time at Kvare Trucking, where she spent a decade making a difference.

When Heidi wasn't capturing memories through her lens or diligently working, she found solace in spending time with her loved ones. Camping trips brought her immense joy, allowing her to appreciate the beauty of nature alongside her family and friends. Recently, she discovered the joy of rock painting, which became an outlet for her creativity.

Heidi's charming and inviting nature made her a beloved friend to many, always radiating joy and laughter wherever she went. To Steve, a special friend who held a special place in her heart, she leaves behind beautiful memories.

Heidi will be forever missed by her grieving parents, Thomas and Barbara, and her sister-in-law, Lois Brakefield. She also leaves behind aunts and uncles: Kenny (Beth) Anderson, Jim (Carolyn) Eiynek, Jon (Jeanne) Sitzmann, Jim (Janice) Brakefield, Bill (Eva) Brakefield, Scott (Debbie) Brakefield, Karen Brakefield.

She is preceded in death by her beloved brother, Kelly Brakefield, her grandparents, and cousin, Julie Sitzmann.

In honoring and remembering the beautiful soul that Heidi was, a visitation will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with a prayer service at 11:00 a.m. at St. Leonard Catholic Church, Pelican Rapids, MN with Father Alan Wielinski officiating.

Heidi, your radiant spirit and caring heart will forever be cherished, especially by your mom and dad. May your journey ahead be filled with everlasting peace. Rest in love, dear Heidi.

Please keep Heidi's family in your thoughts and prayers.

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Visitation

Saturday, January 13, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Leonard Catholic Church

36 1st Ave NE, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572

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Prayer Service

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Leonard Catholic Church

36 1st Ave NE, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572

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