Jeanette R. Braatz, age 93 formerly of Beaver Dam, passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the Lighthouse of Sun Prairie, Sun Prairie, WI.
Jeanette was born on April 27, 1922 in Neillsville, WI to the late John and Mary (Pruka) Ehlers. She graduated from Neillsville High School in 1939 and attended Stevens Point Teachers College. She taught in Thorp, Merrillan, Neillsville and Beaver Dam. Jeanette was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Braatz in 1947 in Granton, WI. She was a member of First Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam, where she was active with the altar guild. She was also a member of the Hummel Club and AARP.
Jeanette is survived by her sister-in-law, Muriel Ehlers of Brookfield and many dear nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brothers, Art, Rudy, Bill, Paul, Glenn, Eugene and Irving Ehlers; and her sisters, Minnie Atwood, Helen Hogue, Lillian Meyer, Evelyn Junchen and Dorothy Kreier.
A memorial service to celebrate Jeanette’s life will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 3:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam with Rev. Terry Larson officiating. A luncheon will be served following the service at Cornerstone. Inurnment of Bob and Jeanette’s cremains will take place at Neillsville Cemetery on Monday, June 27, 2016.
Memorials in Jeanette’s name may be directed to First Ev. Lutheran Church, 311 W. Mackie St., Beaver Dam or to the charity of your choice.
Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com