Florence Braness, age 94, of Dassel, died on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at her home. A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the United Methodist Church in Litchfield. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be held in Ripley Cemetery.
Florence Carolina Braness passed away peacefully on May 20, 2021 in her home in Dassel. She was 94 years old. Florence was born on July 6, 1926 in Litchfield, Minnesota to George and Amanda (Knutson) Walls. She was their only daughter, the second of their five children. She grew up in Darwin and attended the local school house. In her youth she helped on her family farm and liked to play outdoors. She also loved to tap dance and at times would perform with her cousin, Joyce. In 1941 she married George Fallon and they had two children, a daughter Alice and a son George, who died in infancy. On November 13, 1948 she was united in marriage to Vern August Braness at the United Methodist Church in Litchfield. They were the parents of five children and raised their family in Darwin and Dassel. At the time of Vern’s passing they had been married for 62 years. Florence was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a woman of love, kindness and compassion. She enjoyed attending her TOPS group, growing flowers, putting together puzzles and reading True Story magazine.
She is survived by her children Barb Lies of Darwin, Vernon (Tammy) Braness of Indianola, Iowa, Nancy (Dean) Schmitz of Dassel, Betty (Ron) Olson of Cokato, Robert (Eva) Braness of Litchfield, Beverly Rucks of Litchfield, 19 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, infant son George, daughter and son-in-law Alice and Richard Wakefield, granddaughter Laurie Wakefield and son-in-law Henry Lies.
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