Grace Johanna Braasch, 92, Luverne, formerly of Garrison, North Dakota, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at the Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Home in Luverne.
A funeral service was Thursday, Aug. 20, at Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial took place Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Rosehill Cemetery in Minot, North Dakota.
Grace Beyer was born Dec. 14, 1922, to John and Johanna Beyer in Boyden, Iowa. After attending a country school in that vicinity, she worked at the dime store in Sheldon, Iowa, for some years.
On Nov. 4, 1948, she married Wallace Braasch. They farmed the Braasch homestead near Ryder, North Dakota. After Wallace died in 2003, Grace continued to live on the family farm until failing health made a move necessary. In January 2009 she moved to the Sunrise Assisted Living Center in Jasper. Then in January 2014 she moved to the Good Samaritan Society Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne.
In her younger years Grace loved to sew and crochet. In retirement she and her husband enjoyed spending winters in Texas. Completing “Word-Find” books and going to Bible meetings were favorite activities.
Grace is survived by three daughters, Betty (a servant of God in Bolivia); Edith (Donald) Bauman, Ryder, and Bonita (Loren) Veldkamp, Jasper; five grandchildren, Stephanie (Rocklyn) Lien, Clayton, North Carolina; Lyle (Donna) Harris, Elk Grove, California; Cynthia (Travis) Bergh, Havana, North Dakota; Francis Veldkamp and Jolyn Veldkamp both of Jasper; seven great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Grace was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wallace Braasch; three brothers, Garrett, Herman and Raymond Beyer; two sisters, Evelyn Doorenbos and Minnie Beyer; and a son-in-law, Leonard Harris.
Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, www.dingmannandsons.com.