Colette G. Braun, 93

obit-Braun-CColette G. Braun, a resident of Pierz, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Pierz Villa in Pierz,.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 20, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz, with Father Kenneth Popp officiating. Burial will take place in St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery in Pierz.

Colette Braun was born  May 19, 1920, in Little Falls, to the late Herman and Mary (Happke) Poepping. She was united in marriage to John Braun, Jan. 17, 1944, in Pierz. They lived in Pierz all their lives, where they raised six children. She was a hard worker, loved singing, gardening, quilting, traveling and was always ready to sit down and visit awhile. She loved life and lived it to the fullest, doing what she enjoyed. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very special to her and they will cherish many memories of the time they spent with her. Also her neighbors and friends enjoyed good times with her. She endured many hardships, but the hardest were the last years with the loss of her son, Don, and having to live with Alzheimer’s Disease. We are thankful she is now resting with our Lord, and will now be at peace.

Colette is survived by her children, Bob (Lee) Braun of Sauk Rapids, Joan (Jim) Kapsner of Pierz, Cathy (Ken) Britz of St. Peter, Howard (Jackie) Braun of Cold Spring and Jane (Doug) Binnie of Dell Rapids, S.D.; 19 grandchildren and 29 great- grandchildren; siblings, Min Meyer of Pierz and Adlore Poepping of Irwindale, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband John in October 1969; son, Don in March 2003; parents, Herman and Mary Poepping; and siblings, Rod Poepping and Audrey Millner.

Pallbearers were Colin Binnie, Chris Braun, Eric Braun, Aaron Britz, Adam Britz, Ryan Britz, Andy Kapsner and Jason Kapsner.

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