Willard L. Braasch
March 26, 1933 - August 2, 2022

Willard L. Braasch

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Willard L. Braasch, age 89, of Fremont
Died Tuesday August 2, 2022 at Nye Pointe in Fremont.

Willard was born March 26, 1933 in Monroe, Nebraska to Claus and Emma 'Harms' Braasch. He was raised in the Genoa area and graduated from Genoa High School in 1950. He farmed with this father then joined the Army and served from 1953 to 1955. He then started working at Hormel Foods in Fremont working from 1955 to 1995.

Willard married JoLene Loewe on November 18, 1956 at Zion Lutheran Church in Wisner.

Willard was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont and the Starlight Square Dancing Club. He loved wood working, carpentry, building and farming. He partnered with his brother to build 2 homes for his family. He also worked on numerous projects for Trinity Lutheran Church and School. He was devoted to his family, his church and his friends.

Wife - JoLene of Fremont
Daughters - Cynthia (Robert) Hartman of Columbia, MO.
Diane (Donald) Dews of Columbia, MO.
Edythe (Mark) Schultz of Fremont
Son-in-law - Patrick Costello of Waterloo
10 grandchildren
15 great grandchildren
Brother - Virgil (Marilyn) Braasch of Fremont

Willard was preceded in death by his daughter Carmen Costello, and 2 sisters Lucille Greunke and Myra Braasch.

The funeral will be 2pm, Friday, August 5, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Fremont. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church and School. Visitation will be Thursday, from 3pm to 8pm with the family present from 6pm to 8pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont.

Online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary in Fremont.

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Recorded Funeral Service

Thursday, August 4, 2022
3:00pm to 8:00pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Thursday, August 4, 2022
Family Present from 6pm to 8pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Funeral Service
Friday, August 5, 2022
Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS)
1546 N. Luther Road
Fremont, NE  68025
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Memorial Cemetery
800 West 23rd Street
Fremont, NE  68025
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  1. Dave & Carolyn Caulkins
    Edythe & Family,
    Dave and I are so sorry for your loss and please know that we are sending prayers and love to all of you at this time of sorrow. We are thinking of you!
  2. Don M Dickmeyer
    Braasch Family, I bought the home next door to Willard on Austin Lane in the Mid 60'S. He was always very helpful to me as a new neighbor. I moved on after a couple of years. He was always good for a laugh and his smile was always there.
  3. Sheryl (Deyke) Moore
    Dear Braasch family, I would like to express my deepest condolences. My grandma was Anna (Harms) Martensen. I am the daughter of Mildred (Martensen) Deyke Clements. I know my mother spoke fondly of your family. I am saddened by your loss and pray the sweet memories you shared with Willard will comfort you and bring you peace. With love, Sheryl (Deyke) Moore
  4. Lynn & Jeannine Moeller
    JoLene & Family,
    Thinking of you and extending our sympathy.
    May God grant you peace and help you through this difficult time.
  5. Jolene Stockamp
    JoLene, Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers that God would wrap you with his everlasting love and comfort as you begin your grief journey.

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