Obit: Braatz, Dorothy Florence (1922 - 1997)

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Surnames: Braatz, Reidel, Beilke, Schute, Hayward, Lamb, Barten, Grassman, Lavey, Nitschke, Young

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 12 Nov. 1997

Braatz, Dorothy, Florence (12 Aug. 1922 - 5 Nov. 1997)

Dorothy Braatz, age 75, of Granton, Wis., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wis.

Dorothy Florence Braatz was born on August 12, 1922 in the Town of Lynn, Clark County, Wis., the daughter of Theodore and Elsie (Reidel) Beilke. She graduated from Granton High School in 1940 and was united in marriage to Norman Braatz on April 13, 1941 at the Zion American Lutheran Church in Granton. After their marriage the couple resided in the town of Grant where they farmed for 27 years and raised their family. After their retirement in 1967 they moved to Granton. She worked for Midwest Livestock Producers for many years. She was a member of Zion American Lutheran Church and the Zion Ladies Aide, numerous cark playing clubs, South Grant sewing club, and the Granton Senior Citizens.

She is survived by her two sons: Neil of Clearwater, Fla., and Dale (Nancy) of Stevens Point, Wis.; two daughters: Mrs. Donald (Joanne) Schute of Marinette, Wis., and Mrs. Gerald (Janice) Hayward of Charleston, S. C.; one brother: Norman Beilke of Granton and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman and her parents.

The funeral service for Dorothy was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Zion American Lutheran Church, Pastor Jerry Lamb officiated. Burial was in the Zion American Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday at the church.

Casket bearers were: Norbert Barten, Jim Beilke, Dick Graasman, Dave Lavey, Roger Nitschke and Shannon Young.

The Gesche Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.



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