Lorraine Braun


Lorraine Braun, 88, Dickinson, died Monday, February 3, 2020 at St. Benedict’s Health Center, Dickinson, following a courageous battle with cancer. Lorraine’s Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Dickinson with Msgr. Thomas Richter as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Pius Cemetery, Schefield. Visitation will be Monday from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a rosary and vigil at 6:30 p.m. at Ladbury Funeral Service with Deacon Al Schwindt presiding. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Frances Lorraine Fitterer was born June 5, 1931 in Dickinson, the daughter of Aloysius and Mariana (Boespflug) Fitterer. She was raised and educated northwest of New England, where she attended country school.

Lorraine was united in marriage to Anton “Tony” Braun on June 7, 1949 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New England. They farmed and ranched four miles west of Schefield where they raised their eight children. In September 1988, they retired and moved to Dickinson where she worked as a housekeeper at the Ramada Inn.

She belonged to St. Pius Catholic Church, St. Pius Verein and Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Lorraine enjoyed gardening, reading, embroidery, playing cards, baking and cooking.

Lorraine is survived by her husband, Tony; children, Vernetta (Tom K.) Froehlich, Dickinson, Ardella (Dave) Zueger, Colleyville, Texas, Rod (Renee) Braun, Rapid City, S.D., Kevin (Pam) Braun, Dickinson, Colette Loper, Box Elder S.D., Gordon Braun, Billings, Mont., Gilbert (Bev) Braun, New England and Joyce Braun, Dickinson; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Eleanor Fitterer, Dickinson, MaryAnn (Louis) Bosch, Bismarck, and Marge Burwick, Dickinson; sisters-in-law, Irene Fitterer, Bismarck, Lorraine Fitterer, Ore., Ruth Fitterer, New England, Rose Fitterer, Dickinson, and Wilma Fitterer, Dickinson; brothers-in-law, Gene (Shirley) Braun, Fargo, and John Braun, Willmar, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Peter, Clarence, Wilfred, Eugene and Mike.

Mass of Christian Burial at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Dickinson Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10 A.M.
Visitation at Ladbury Funeral Service Monday, February 10, 2020 3 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
Rosary & Vigil at Ladbury Funeral Service Monday, February 10, 2020 6:30 P.M.
Visitation at Ladbury Funeral Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020 9 A.M. to 10 A.M.


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