Shirley J. Braun - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

May 28, 1938 - October 9, 2018

ShirleyJ. Braun age 80 of Richfield. Shirley touched a multitude of hearts and was a second mom to many, many people. In recent years when knee pain affected her ability to get out of the house, she still connected with people everywhere with kind notes in the mail. Not only did it seem like she added to the Current Company’s bottom line, more importantly she seemed to know the right time people needed a little pick-me-up in the mail. Shirley worked in the Richfield Schools for almost 30 years, making many friends of staff and students alike. Shirley’s family shared her with many people, and Shirley’s heart was always big enough for everyone. Shirley was born on the family farm in Morgan, MN May 28, 1938, moving with her family to a farm near Bertha, MN around 1941. She saw many changes in farm life in her early years, her father moving away from horses for farm work to tractors and the coming of the rural electric cooperative bringing electricity to the farm. Indoor plumbing wouldn’t come until the 1960s and she had left for the Cities. Shirley was a tough, farm woman with a warm heart. Everyone loves her dearly.
Shirley is survived by her husband of 58 years, Bernard; children, Jeffrey, Susan (Ron) Goedken; siblings, Gerald Zaske, LaVonne Drayna, Fayette (Dick) Kovar, Jeannette Zaske, Lillian Swenson, Robert (Margarita) Zaske.

Memorials to Living Spirit United Methodist Church
4501 Bloomington, MN. 55407

Gopher State Railway Museum
P.O. Box 125
New Prague , MN. 56071

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