Hortulana passed away on May 18, 2009. She has been a great source of Brandon history information for many years. She and her husband Jacob and two small children moved to Brandon in 1923. Jacob was the Great Northern depot agent in Brandon for over 50 years. She is survived by 10 children, sixty-seven grandchildren, one hundred and twenty-two great-grandchildren, twenty-nine great-great-grandchildren .