Dorene A. Brandenburger, 81 of Monango, ND died June 8, 2020 at her home in rural Monango. A memorial service is 2pm Thursday, June 18 at Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale with Pastor Jim Kraemer officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the memorial service. Burial will be held at a later date in Ellendale City Cemetery. Due to Covid-19, please observe social distancing protocol. Arrangements by Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale. Dorene A. Brandenburger, loving daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother went to her heavenly home on June 8, 2020. The Lord opened his loving arms and welcomed her kind, gentle, quiet soul to be free from disease and pain. Dorene was born August 14th, 1938 to Stanley and Lucy (Kreis) Nordahl. She joined older siblings: Delores (Ken) Barton, Eileen (Carl) Palmore, LeRoy (Karen) Nordahl, John (Billie) Nordahl. Her growing up years were spent on the farm northeast of Monango. She enjoyed the outdoors helping raise sheep and cattle. She also enjoyed hunting and fishing. She was involved in 4-H and was one of the original members of the Keystone Stars, and in later years became a leader of the same club. She attended school in Monango and participated in basketball and cheerleading. There, she met the love of her life, Robert Brandenburger, and they were married in April 1958. They lived on the Brandenburger family farm west of Monango, which is still their residence to this day. Dorene participated in all aspects of the farm operation as well as being a homemaker. Two children were born from this union: Bryan (Iva) Brandenburger and Kristi Brandenburger. Dorene was very active and worked hard to support the community. Monango Community Betterment and Whitestone Battlefield were two organizations that she was a member of for many years and helped at events put on by those organizations. She was an active member of the Nazarene Church serving on the board as well as the missions committee. Dorene loved her Minnesota Twins baseball team and Vikings football. And of course, the NDSU Bison! A big vegetable garden and beautiful flowers were always found at the farm. She completed many beautiful cross stitch works of art, quilts and pictures. She was a quiet, strong, gentle and supportive person. She will be missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Robert; son Bryan and daughter Kristi. Her grandchildren: Nathan and Breeann Brandenburger, William Lechner and Allyson Vanderwal and seven great grandchildren. Sister Eileen Palmore and brother-in-law Donald Brandenburger. Nieces and nephews: Janice Kern, Nancy (Barton) Allen, Connie (Denny) Ova, Daniel, Max and Tom Brandenburger and Arlee (Ron) Franz.