Carlyn Jane Brazee

November 17, 1946 ~ March 29, 2019


Carlyn J. Brazee, 72, Valley Springs, died Friday, March 29, 2019, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Visitation with family present will be 5:30-6:30pm, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Heartland Funeral Home. Funeral Services will 2pm, Thursday, April 4, at Spirit of Truth Lutheran Church, Brandon, SD. Interment will follow at Pleasantview Cemetery, Valley Springs.

Carlyn Jane Huls was born November 17, 1946, in Wadena, MN, to Raymond and Mayme (Nevala) Huls. The family moved around Minnesota for a while before settling in Minneapolis for Carlyn’s 7th grade. She later graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1964. She went on to a Vo-tech until she met James Brazee. They were married on June 18, 1966. The family moved from Minneapolis to Aberdeen in 1972 and then to Valley Springs in 1987.

Carlyn had many hobbies such as reading, sewing, quilting, gardening and baking. Most of all, Carlyn was all about her family and especially her grandchildren. She loved spending time with her grandchildren painting Easter eggs, carving pumpkins, decorating for Christmas and baking for Thanksgiving together. Carlyn was a long time member of Beaver Valley Lutheran Church and loved to help with cakes for funerals and quilting.

Carlyn will be deeply missed by her two children, Barb (Trev) Dawley, Valley Springs, and Jerod Brazee, Garretson; five grandchildren, Brittany, Chandler, Taylor, Natalie, and Carson; six siblings, Marge (Rich) Lauring, Cushing, WI, Lori Shafer, Richfield, MN, Hubert Huls, Forrest Lake, MN, Harlan (Sheila) Huls, Lakeshore, MN, Clarence (Becky) Huls, Bloomington, MN, and Janet Sorakrai, Richfield, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

Carlyn was preceded in death by her husband Jim, her parents and one brother, Harold Huls.

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  • Char Miller says:

    Barb and all,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your Mother. Please know that I’m thinking of you during this very difficult time. In time all the memories you had with your Mom will ease your pain. Sending prayers of God’s strength and guidance to all of you.


  • Deanna McKnight says:

    Barb,Trev and Family

    I am sorry for your loss. Know that my thoughts are with you.

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