Kathleen M. Braun, age 87, of Annandale, died Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Annandale Care Center.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Private burial will be held at St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Further visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Kathleen Mary Braun was born September 3, 1931 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Anthony and Catherine (Stoneouse) Huot. Kathleen grew up in St. Paul and graduated from St. Joseph High School with the Class of 1949. She furthered her education at the Normal School in Le Center, Minnesota where she obtained her teaching certificate. Kathleen then taught in Afton at a one room school house. While in Le Center, she met her future husband, David R. Braun. On November 10, 1951, they were united in marriage at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in St. Paul. They lived in different communities before moving to Annandale in 1965, due to David’s job transfer. Over the years Kathleen worked at various jobs in Annandale, including a manager at Ellis Steakhouse, drove bus for special needs children, was the dining site manager for senior dining, and for the Annandale State Bank. Of all her jobs she had over the years, her favorite was raising her 12 children. Kathleen was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church where she was involved with different groups. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing cards and scrabble, sewing, needlework, gardening, birdwatching, painting, and traveling. Babies and children always brought Kathleen abundant joy. Her greatest enjoyment came from the time she was able to spend with her family.
Kathleen is survived by her children, Kathryn (Lester) Rasset of Maple Lake, Cheryl Ross of Lakeville, Janice (Steve) Strey of South Haven, Daniel of Annandale, Patricia (Greg) Ashwill of Little Falls, Richard of Annandale, Kenneth (Jeannie) of Clearwater, Julie (Gerry) Mahler of Annandale, William (Cindie) of Elk River, Paul (Karla) of Annandale, and Mark (Stacie) of Annandale; 41 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; brothers, James (Marilynn) Huot and Mike (Carol) Huot both of St. Paul; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son James, granddaughter Kathleen Ashwill, sister Marilyn Feyereison, brothers Chuck and Donald Huot, son-in-law Gary Weis, and daughter-in-law Sandy Braun.
Chris Robinson, Chris Rasset, Shane Robasse, Brian Braun, Jon Ashwill, Patrick Braun, David Braun, Jacob Braun, Jeffery Braun, and Alec Braun will serve as pallbearers. St. Ignatius Music Ministry will provide music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.
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