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Jay Brekken was born June 28, 1919 to John and Selma (Christine) Brekken in Clear Lake, South Dakota. He was a graduate of Randall High School, St. Olaf College, and the University of Iowa Law School. Jay was a lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII and was stationed in England.
Jay married Leone Monahan August 26, 1950. He practiced law in the Randall/Story area for 50 years. Jay was a member of the Iowa Bar Association, served as mayor of Randall, president of Elim Lutheran Church council, was a board member of Waldorf College and Bethany Manor, and a member of Kiwanis and Sons of Norway. In his free time Jay enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, golfing, fishing and hunting.
Jay is survived by his daughter Beth (Dr. Tom) Masterson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; his son Todd (Donna) Brekken of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren John Masterson of Orlando, Florida, Lisa Masterson of Sioux Falls, Sara Brekken of Omaha, Troy Brekken of Omaha; great-granddaughter Jerica Morton of Omaha; his sister Thora Kinseth of Story City; two brothers, Burdell (June) Brekken of Fountain Hills, Arizona and Burdette (Barbara) Brekken of Pasadena, California; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jay was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Leone; two infant daughters, Jean and Joan; his sister Ethel Husmoe; and his granddaughter Lindsey Ann Masterson.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated to Elim Lutheran Church, Bethany Manor, or Riverside Bible Camp.

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