ALICE BRAUN, age 98, of Greenwood, WI, passed away under the care of Heartland Hospice at The Waterford of Colby, on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Immanuel United Church of Christ, W6974 Century Rd., Greenwood, WI, with Rev. Asafa Rajaofera officiating. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Alice Ule was born on April 1, 1924 in Willard, WI, to Joseph & Mary (Lovko) Ule. She was raised on the family farm in Willard, WI and attended both North Willard School & Greenwood High school, graduating in 1942. Alice was united in marriage on June 18, 1942 to Clayton E. Braun at the Zion United Church of Christ parsonage in Greenwood, and together they had four children; Clayton, Jeanne, Gary and David. She was a member of the Greenwood Public Library Board and after her family was raised, she became the Director of the Greenwood Public Library for 18 years. Alice was instrumental in starting the children’s story hour program and building the city’s library into one of the most highly used, small-town libraries.
She was cited by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce as “Outstanding Citizen of the year” on Feb. 3, 1991 for her contribution to the community. In 1992, Alice was named top “Greenwood High School Alumnus”. She enjoyed quilting & made many quilts for her family & others. She also made many lap robes for the hospital. Alice loved to read, and enjoyed nature as well as her rock hounding trips with her husband. She loved spending time with her family and was very proud of her Slovenian heritage.
Alice is survived by her children; Clayton (Pat) Braun of Greenwood, Jeanne Matter of Sheboygan Falls, WI, Gary (Peg) Braun of Minong, WI, David ((Elaine) Braun of Oregon, WI;
10 Grandchildren: Perry (Michelle) Braun, Kelly Braun, Matt (Nicky) Braun, Kara Braun, Julie Waterman, Joe (Alison) McElwain, Melissa (Chris) Dorn, Kim (Marcus) Schave, Chris (Shelby) Matter, Lindsay (Doug) Gilman; 15 Great Grandchildren: Leo, Taylor, Stewart, Alec, Ben, Lorene, Clayton, Gavin, Madelyn, Scarlett, Brienne, Madison, Mckenzie, Claire, Anna; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was predeceased by her parents; Joseph & Mary Ule; her husband, Clayton, on October 11, 1984; one granddaughter, Stephanie Matter, on May 29, 2012; her siblings: Tillie Garner, Joseph Ule, Mary Finstad, Olga Hribar, and Edward Ule.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the loving & caring staff at the Waterford at Colby and to the wonderful care & support provided by Heartland Hospice. We would also like to thank the Cuddie Funeral Home for their help & assistance with the funeral arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.
Cuddie Funeral Home of Greenwood, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.
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