Jeannie Brekhus of Kenmare doesn’t mind being called the lady who pushed OnStar. The popular car
safety system helped save her husband’s life after he suffered a heart attack. It happened January 14th on a bitterly cold Friday.
We were leaving Minot after a doctor’s appointment and had just turned onto Broadway heading south,” Jeannie recalls. “”Milton (her husband) was talking to me. Pretty soon I heard a strange sound.
I looked over at him and knew something wasn’t right. He was shaking and gasping for air.””
She pushed OnStar to summon an ambulance and pulled her car to the side of Broadway near First Western Bank. The voice at the other end of OnStar asked if her husband was breathing. Jeannie said she didn’t think so. So he directed her to take action