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Fortune Brege

1958 - 2020

Maria Estelita Fortunata Japitana “Fortune” Brege age 61 of Rogers City passed away peacefully at home on June 7, 2020 surrounded by her family.

She was born October 24, 1958 in Iloilo City, Philippines to Jose and Estelita (Cruz) Japitana.

Fortune received her bachelor of art’s degree in Economics from the University of San Agustin in Iloilo City in 1979. Following graduation, she worked as a clerk at Poveda Learning Centre, an exclusive school for girls. On April 15, 1989 she married Owen Brege in the Philippines and eventually moved to Rogers City. Fortune was employed at the Rogers City Subway for the last 25 years. She loved to cook, garden and play bingo.

She is survived by her husband, Owen of Rogers City; mother, Estelita Japitana; sister, Jean Japitana; two brothers, Felix (Yolanda) Japitana and Joemarie (Nilda) Japitana; sister-in-law, Teresa Japitana; and many nieces and nephews, all living in the Philippines; brother-in-law, Neil (Yvonne) Brege of Rogers City; a niece and several nephews and great niece and nephew; special friend and cousin Ester Erickson of Rogers City.

Fortune was preceded in death by father, Jose; a brother, Joel; and her mother and father-in-law, LouElla and Richard “Dick” Brege.

Friends may visit at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 10th from 9:00 a.m. through time of her pvt. Mass at 10:00 a.m. with a rosary being recited at 9:30 a.m.

Inurnment will take place in the Philippines at a later date.

Memorials may be given to St. Ignatius Catholic School’s Angel Fund in memory of Fortune Brege.

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