Vivian Lorraine Brandenburger, 89 of Ellendale, ND was born October. 27, 1920, to Bernard and Mathilda (Flaig) Gehring near Kulm, ND. She helped on the farm with milking, feeding calves, slopping pigs, churning butter and any other chore that needed to be completed. She went to country school outside of Kulm, then to school in Jamestown and finally in Ellendale. Vivian married Theodore "Ted" Brandenburger on October. 15, 1938, in Kulm. They made their home on a farm north of Forbes, ND where Vivian spent the next 52 years. Ted passed away on September. 25, 1990. Vivian then moved to Ellendale, where she resided until her death August 11, 2010 at Oakes Community Hospital in Oakes, ND. Vivian enjoyed quilting, gardening, canning and cooking. She loved having coffee with friends and playing bingo on Saturday. Vivian is survived by two sons: Roger (Pat) Brandenburger of Ellendale, ND; Kenneth (Barbara) Brandenburger of Randolph, WI; four daughters: Barbara Hofer of Sun Prairie, WI, Diana (David) Jones of Randolph, WI, Dana Dale Brandenburger of Sun Prairie, WI, Lori (Rodell) Fuchs of Mitchell, SD; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren; one brother, Orville Gehring of Cogswell, ND; one sister, Dorothy Wells of Randolph, WI and special friend, Bernard Luoma; She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter, Vicky Jury, one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; brother, Rueben Gehring; sisters: Ruth Spitzer, Marian Miller, Viola Zahn and son-in-law, Edward Hofer. The funeral is 2pm Saturday at Presbyterian United Methodist Church, Ellendale with Pastor Ryan Maxted officiating. Visitation is 2-8pm with a prayer service at 7pm on Friday at Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale. Visitation is also one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial is at Ellendale City Cemetery. Arrangements by Hoven Funeral Chapel.