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Jermaine E. BrayOctober 24, 1940 ~ June 25, 2017 (age 76)
A memorial service for Jermaine E. “Kimble” Bray will be held at the Pavilion Park in Warroad, Minnesota on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 2:00PM. Following the servce, a lunch will be held at the Pavillion. The family asks that if you are unable to attend, that you join them in toast from wherever you are and “raise your glass to Jermaine” at 3 p.m.
On June 25th Jermaine passed away peacefully in comfort care at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota with her husband, Loren G. Bray Jr. by her side. She was 76 years old.
Jermaine Ester Kimble was born on October 24th, 1940 in Warroad, MN to Edna and Jerome Kimble. Being the oldest of 8, she grew up raising her younger siblings on a farm North of Salol, MN. At age 19 she married Loren G. Bray Jr. on August 21st, 1959. Last year being their 57th year Anniversary. Their hobbies together included fishing, motorcycling, camping and spending time with family. After having their first child, they moved to Illinois. Jermaine was a hard worker. She worked many years outside the home, all while raising 4 children and many others that were not her own. In 1985, her family moved back to Warroad, MN where Jermaine, her husband Loren, and daughter cleared land for a log home Northwest of Warroad. On her downtime she enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning, crafting, painting, and teaching others her many talents. She was an amazing woman and will be missed by many.
Jermaine is survived by her husband Loren; her children, Loren J. Bray, Robert D. (Mike) Bray, Brock D. Bray, and Edna (Jack) Neumiller; Her grandchildren, Loren D. Bray, Michael A. Neumiller, Joseph T. Neumiller, Craig R. Neumiller, Elizabeth J. Neumiller, and Daniel L. Bray. Her siblings, Kathy (Larry) Plovie, Donna (Alfred) Alten, David (Sheila) Kimble, Elise (Dean) Buley, and Edine (Gus) Gislason. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Cailin, Bentley, Noah and Parker.
She is preceded in death by her mother and father, and her brothers, Jerry Kimble and Frankie Kimble.