Isabelle “Liz” Stella Braun passed away with her family by her side on February 2nd, 2023. She meant so much to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will miss her dearly.
Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, Feb. 10, at Church of St. Anne, 1321 Braman Ave, Bismarck.
Visitation will be held 5-7:00 PM, Thursday, Feb. 9, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck. A rosary/vigil will begin at 6:00 PM.
Burial will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Liz was born on May 12, 1937 in Dodge, ND to Lambert and Olga (Simpfenderfer) Gerhart. She weighed only two lbs when she was born and her parents brought her home with very little hope of survival. Against all odds, she made it and the family eventually moved to Bismarck.
In 1956 she met her husband of 60 years, Alex Braun, and they were married on May 28, 1957. They moved to Milwaukee, WI and after only a year moved back to Bismarck to be closer to family and have their first child, David. They relocated to Minot, ND and had four more children. Mom’s heart was always in Minot where she had so many fond memories of the adventures we had on Blake Road. After moving to Omaha, NE for a year, the family moved back to Bismarck in the summer of 1982. There she continued to raise her children and volunteer at the church where she taught CCD for over 20 years.
Her faith was strong and she led her children and grandchildren by her actions and words. Mom felt a purpose in establishing a foundation of faith within all of her children. She had such a kind soul along with a little spunk. Her beautiful eyes and smile showed so much life and her loving nature made her the best grandma. She was fondly known as “Grandma Sugar” because she did not hesitate to spoil her grandkids with treats, hugs and kisses.
As she grew older and before her memory would start to fade, she loved to read her Guideposts and collect angels. When visiting her, you would notice angels in every corner of the room. Mom surrounded herself with pictures of her family and grandkids whom she saw as her “living little angels.” She was a great mom who gave us all the love we ever needed. We may not have had a lot of money growing up, but we never felt without because of the love she gave us.
Our Mom’s legacy and who she left behind are her children, Dave (Barb), Mary Beth (Cordell) Hanson, Todd, Jim (Kristin), Joe (Allison); her grandchildren, Brad (Cassie) Braun, Alisha (Tyler) Adolf, Amy (Matt) Miller, Lexi and Logan Braun, Eric and Adam Braun, Anna and Allison Braun; her great-grandchildren, Carson, Cameron, Easton, Blakely, Dylan, Jay and Gemma; and her step grandchildren, Ashley (Ethan), Taylor, Hunter, Faith, Jax, Liam and Holden along with numerous nieces and nephews. She is survived by her brother Bert (Rose) Gerhart.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Alex; and her siblings, Angie and Mariah.