DEERWOOD - Brenda L. Leino (Everson), age 43, of Deerwood, died on Sept. 1, 2008, at her home, surrounded by her family, after a 2-1/2 year battle with colon cancer.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1965, in Minneapolis to William and Edna (Wendt) Everson. She married Thomas J. Leino on Aug. 15, 1987, in Deerwood.
She was employed with Ascensus Corp. in Brainerd.
She was a quilter who won many awards, volunteering her quilting talent to various charities. Brenda left a legacy of her quilt banners at Salem Lutheran Church. She was a member of the Pinetree Patchworkers.
She is survived by her husband, Tom; two sons, Mark, of Roseville, and David, of Deerwood; her parents, William and Edna Everson, of Baxter; one sister, Lynda Everson, of Brainerd.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.
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