Rochester: Lois M. Braasch died Saturday, June 26, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital.Lois Marie Braasch was born December 31, 1929 in Albert Lea, MN to Hjalmer and Olive (Larson) Chrstianson. Lois attended schools in Albert Lea, MN and received her GED while living in Rochester. Lois married Raymond Braasch on October 7, 1956 in Albert Lea, MN. They moved to the Rochester area in 1957. Lois worked as a supervisor of seamstress' for Munsingwear in Albert Lea, MN and was owner/operator of Originals To Remember, a boutique featuring handmade crafts and craft supplies. She loved dancing, reading, gardening, crafting, crocheting, cake decorating, antiquing, people-watching, her pets, and working on her computer. She was also a wonderful cook. Lois is survived by her children: Daniel (Sara) Braasch of Rochester, MN; Patricia (Ronald) Deters of Inver Grove Heights, MN; Karen Braasch of Rochester, MN; Jonathon Braasch of Rochester, MN; and Jeannine (Jeffrey) Hensley of Rochester, MN; four grandchildren, Linda Rae Deters, Lisa Lillian Deters, James Thomas Deters, and Ian Jeffrey Hensley; her sister, Marlys (Eugene) Henriksen of Clouquet, MN; and many beloved friends and extended family. She is preceded in death by her husband and both parents.Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes with the Reverend Karna Hagen officiating. Visitation is immediately preceding the service from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather at Old Country Buffet in Rochester following the burial.Memorials are suggested to Safe Haven Pet Rescue in Rochester, MN.Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901 (507) 289-3600www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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Jeannine & Family - I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and am asking God to send peace and comfort your way.
Dear Braasch family,
I am so sorry to learn about your mother. She was a kind and spunky woman. I was so delighted to accidentally connect with her when we moved to your old farm two years ago. It was so much fun to hear her memories of raising her family on the farm. I think of her often because when I am working in the garden, or canning tomatoes, or picking peonies, or admiring the trees, or listening to the windmill moan, I usually recall a little anecdote she told me about that. My condolences on the loss of your mom.
Karen, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jan and I want to exend our deepest sympathies to Karen and the rest of the family.
I remember playing cards with Karen and her mom until late into the hight on several occasions. Mrs. Braasch (I always called her Karen's mom) used to say playing cards just gave your hands something to do while you were talking.
I really don't remember who won but considering my usual outlandish bidding, it probably wasn't me. God's blessings to all at this time of grief.