Mary Ann Braun, 85

Mary Ann BraunMary Ann Braun, age 85 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully surrounded by her family Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fairway Pines Assisted Living in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 9 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Andrew Marthaler officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 8 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m. followed by United Auxiliaries prayers at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Mary Ann Wiebolt was born June 21, 1928 in New Munich, Minnesota to Theodore and Clara (Klaphake) Wiebolt. On October 13, 1947 she married Ralph Braun at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich. The couple resided in Albany where they owned and operated Albany Home Bakery. In 1961 they moved to Sauk Centre where they owned and operated Ralph’s Bakery until they retired in 1985.

Mary Ann was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, was a past president of the Christian Mothers and a former member of the Gradatim Club. She was a past president of the Paul F. Donart VFW Post 2853 Auxiliary, was the state color bearer for the VFW Auxiliary for many years and was a member of American Legion Post 67 Auxiliary.

Mary Ann enjoyed bowling, traveling, walking, needlework, sewing, golfing and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 66 years, Ralph Braun of Sauk Centre; four children, Sandra Radzak of Sartell, Roger (Mary) Braun of Willmar, Jean (David) Carruthers of Flower Mound, Texas and Cindy (John) Fischer of Rice; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Bernard (Dorine) Wiebolt of Melrose; and sister, Loretta Kosel of Waite Park.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Irene Athmann, Cyrilla Rademacher and Lorinda Safarz; brothers, Wilfred and Herbert Wiebolt.

Serving as casket bearers will be her grandchildren and the cross bearer will be Lisa Braun.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

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