Eileen Braun, 82

Eileen Braun, 82

Eileen Rose Braun, age 82, of Norwood Young America, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Waconia Good Samaritan Center.
Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. at The Church of the Ascension in Norwood Young America with Father Gregory Abbott as Celebrant of the Mass; visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church; interment Mau Memorial Cemetery.
Eileen was born on Feb. 1, 1932 in Minnetrista, Minn., the daughter of Elmer and Hedwig (Weinzierl) Thurk. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in St. Bonifacius. On June 27, 1953 Eileen was united in marriage to Leon H. Braun at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Waconia.
Eileen was a kind, gentle and social person, always striking up a conversation with anyone. She was a member of the CCW at Ascension Church and the Ladies Auxiliary with the Fire Department for 19 years. Eileen was a volunteer at the Stiftungsfest for a number of years. One of her greatest joys was going to Young America Cardinals Baseball games, Eileen being one of their biggest fans. Eileen would play cards, put puzzles together and play bingo in her spare time. While growing up she attended Catholic grade school in St. Bonifacius.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Hedwig Thurk; sister Laverne Willems; brother-in-law Marvin Buddy Schultz.
Eileen is survived by her loving family: husband Leon Buff Braun; son and daughter-in-law Rick and Connie Braun of Norwood Young America; grandchildren Lucas Braun, Ryan and Becca Braun, Carissa Braun; great-grandchildren MaKenzie and Benjamin Braun; sisters Jeanne Schultz of Waconia, Connie Thurk of Victoria; brothers and sisters-in-law Kenneth and Sue Thurk of Winsted, Richard and Pauline Thurk of Waconia, Michael and Linda Thurk of Emily; brother-in-law Ray Butch Willems of Waconia; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Casket Bearers (Grandchildren) Lucas Braun, Ryan Braun, Carissa Braun.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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