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Judy Braun

October 7, 2019


Judith A. “Judy” (Schmidtberger) Braun, age 76, died Monday, October 7, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society of Ellis. She was born October 31, 1942, at Victoria, Kansas to Edmund L. and Elizabeth (Hertel) Schmidtberger. She married Everett J. Braun on June 2, 1962, at Victoria, Kansas.  He preceded her in death on September 6, 2005.

She was a homemaker, served on St. Fidelis Parish Council, was Religious Ed teacher for a number of years, and enjoyed collecting porcelain dolls.  She grew up in Victoria and Plainville, and attended Plainville High School.  She was a member of the Basilica of St. Fidelis, Daughters of Isabella, Christian Mothers, and a Sweet and Sour Kraut cast member all of Victoria, Kansas.

Survivors include three sons, Douglas and wife, Jeri Braun; Lenexa, KS;  Scott and Terri Braun, Hays, KS; Curt Braun and wife, Dr. Jessica Braun, Hays, KS; eight grandchildren, Brandon Braun, Rachel Braun, Bryce Braun, Coby Braun, Alec Waelchli, Isabelle Braun, Addie Braun and Mabel Braun; one brother, Edmund Schmidtberger and wife, Mary Lee, Pratt, KS; three sisters, Marjorie Gagnon and husband, Ralph, Overland Park, KS; Cheryl Hammerschmidt and husband, Lloyd, Lawrence, KS; and Paula Walts, Lawrence, KS.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband.

Funeral mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, October 14, 2019, at the Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas.  Burial will be in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria, Kansas.

A vigil service and combined Daughters of Isabella / Christian Mothers rosary will be at 7:00 P.M. Sunday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main Street, Victoria, Kansas 67671.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Sunday, and from 8:30 to 9:45 A.M. Monday, all at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary Victoria, Kansas.

The family suggests memorials to The Basilica of St. Fidelis or the Good Samaritan Society of Ellis.

Services are entrusted to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, Victoria, Kansas.

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