Bredahl,Elizabeth "Sue" 1937-2019

SKIDMORE, Mo. - Elizabeth "Sue" Bredahl, 82, of Skidmore, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at Mosaic Medical Center, in Maryville, Missouri.

Sue was born on Jan. 21, 1937, in Graham, Missouri, to James C. and Mertie L. (Coulter) Henry.

She attended a one room school house near Graham and was a 1955 graduate of Graham High School. She attended Tarkio College, and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in home economics and a masters degree in textiles and clothing from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, where she researched response of knit fabrics to various laundry methods. She taught vocational economics in high schools in Nashua and Mt. Ayr, Iowa, and Rock Falls, Illinois.

While pursuing her masters degree at Iowa State she met Russell Bredahl. They were married on Aug. 30, 1970, at Campus Baptist Church, in Ames.

They established their first home at Fort Dodge, Iowa, where Russell was employed by Iowa State University serving as a livestock production specialist.

In 1971, Sue traveled with Russ to Lexington, Kentucky, where Russ was employed by HK and served as a beef cattle production specialist in Kentucky.

In 1980, Sue moved with Russ to Missouri to operate a farm near Skidmore.

Sue was a woman farmer when farming wasn't cool. She was the principal operator of the farm for 19 years after Russ took a job with ISU extension and continuing until his retirement in 2005.

Sue is survived by: her husband, Russell of the home; two children, Laura Lee (Brian) Martens, Wausau, Wisconsin and Lane Christian Bredahl, Bloomington Minnesota; brothers-in-law, Clark (Linda) Bredahl, Greenfield, Iowa and Howard Hall, Quarryville, Pennsylvania; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her brother, Romaine Henry; and sister, Betty Henry.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church, in Maryville under the care of Price Funeral Home.

Burial: Greenfield Cemetery, Greenfield, Iowa.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at Price Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Online condolences can be made to her family at As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.