Carl Braa

Mitchell

Carl Braa, 98, Mitchell, formerly of Artesian, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Firesteel Healthcare Center, Mitchell.
Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 15 in Bittner Funeral Chapel, Mitchell. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Artesian.
He was born Dec. 14, 1913 at Artesian to Lars and Anne (Vorseth) Braa. He grew up at Artesian, graduating from high school in 1932.
On Dec. 25, 1936, he married Evelyn Kelsey. They moved to Rockford, Ill. in 1941 where he worked at the Woodward Governor Company.
In the fall of 1945, they returned and purchased a farm south of Fedora, where they lived for 26 years and also operated a launderette in Artesian.
In 1970, a fire destroyed the launderette, they then moved to Artesian where they built a new home and Carl assisted his wife in her café. They wintered in Harlingen, Texas for 22 years. In recent years they resided in Wesley Acres at Mitchell.
He is survived by his three sons, Dennis Braa, Sioux Falls, Curtis Braa, Waukegan, Ill., and Doug (Becky) Braa, Mokena, Ill.; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Delores Kelsey, Mitchell.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; brothers, Joseph and Alfred; and sisters, Alma Floholm and Alpha Cundy.

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