Barbara A Braun, 67, died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at her Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center residence.

She was born January 31, 1947 In Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Edmund and Sylvia Schmitz Karls. She grew up in Milwaukee and moved to Fredonia when she was young after her mother died, living with her Aunt Rosalie “Sally” and Uncle Jerome “Jerry” Braun, who ran the village barbershop. They eventually adopted Barbara and she remained in Fredonia for many years. In 2009 she moved to Second Avenue in Port Washington to the Cornerstone Home and more recently she was residing at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Port Washington. She was a quiet and simple woman who enjoyed making crafts.

Barbara is survived he mother Sally Braun of Port Washington, a sister Mary (David) Schneider of Mount Calvary, Wisconsin, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by a sister Judy Ditter.

The Reverend Guy Gurath will preside funeral services 2 pm Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Poole Funeral Home, 203 N Wisconsin Street, Port Washington. Visitation 1 pm – 2 pm Friday at the funeral home. Interment St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Fredonia.


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  1. Our condolences on the death of Barbara. Unfortunately we won’t be able to make it to the service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gary and Mary

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