April Lea Vredenburg, age 43, passed away January 6, 2022. April resided in Backus, Minnesota, where she lived with her husband, Trevis Vredenburg. She was born on June 27, 1978 in Mitchell, South Dakota, to Rhea Hausken. She had four brothers (Christopher, Dustin, George, and Allen) and two sisters (Amber and Billie Jo). April met the first love of her life Branden Burnard when they were seniors in High School in Brainerd, Minnesota. They then went on to get married and have two daughters (Brandy and Madison). Branden lost his battle with cancer just 18 years into their marriage. April then met the second love of her life, Trevis Vredenburg. Trevis and April were married August 26, 2017. Together they loved to be outdoors whether it was camping, fishing or just sitting in their backyard by the bonfire. Trevis brought two young children into their marriage (Parker and Claire) while April brought her two daughters (Brandy and Madison). All together they made a family of six.
April is survived by her husband, Trevis Vredenburg; children: Brandy, Madison, Parker and Claire; siblings: Christopher, Dustin, George, Allen, Billie Jo and Amber; parents, Rhea and George; and all of her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Branden Burnard; her maternal grandparents; 2 special uncles; along with her grandmother-in-law, Tudy Burnard.
April’s funeral and celebration of life will be on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the Church of Nazarene, Backus, MN, with visitation starting at 10 am followed by the funeral at 11 am with a lunch after the service. If you would like to send flowers please have them delivered to the church prior to the service or bring them when you arrive.