Helena Braun, 82, of Kennedy, Minn., passed away at the Karlstad Senior Living Center on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.
Helena Krahn was born Aug. 17, 1939, in Winkler, Manitoba, Canada, to Bernhard and Katherine (Wolfe) Krahn. She grew up near Winkler and attended school there.
On Sept. 10, 1960, she was united in marriage to John Braun at Winkler.
In 1970, John and Helen made the decision to move the family to Kennedy, where John was employed. They later moved to a farmyard in rural Lake Bronson, Minn.
Helen was a busy stay-at-home mom, who enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, needlework and crafts. She was fully devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren. She and John have resided in Karlstad since 2015. Helen was a faithful member of the Evangelical Mission Covenant Church.
Family members include: her husband of 61 years, John; children: Brad (Melissa) Braun, Lake Bronson, Angela (Dean) Stromgren, Lake Bronson, Peggy (Steven) Porter, Lake Bronson, and Polly (Peter) Johnson, Hallock; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Abe (Jess) Krahn, Mary Demke, Katie Suko and Susan (Jack) Braun; sisters-in-law, Katie Krahn, Katherine Krahn and Betty Krahn; as well as nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; a son-in-law, Byron Johnson; daughter-in-law, Kristi Braun; brothers: John, Ben and Jim; sisters: Ann, and Eva, who died at birth.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at 3 p.m. in the Evangelical Mission Covenant Church at Kennedy.
Interment will be in Jupiter Cemetery, rural Kennedy. Rev. Gary Dorn, presiding; Shannon Christenson, pianist. Casket bearers were Helen’s grandsons.
Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock, was in charge of arrangements. www.austinfuneralchapel.com.