Judith Anne “Judy” Braun, 75, of Dubuque, passed away at 11:15 PM Saturday, July 20, 2019, at home surrounded by her family.
A Rosary Service led by Sr. Kathy Braun, SSND will be held at 3:45 PM Tuesday, July 23, and will be followed by visitation from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Road. The Mass of Christian Burial for Judy will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Rev. Father Steven Rosonke as Celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Key West.
Judy was born to Gordon and Lavina Dickmann Parent on August 7, 1943 in Dayton, OH. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 1965 from Marquette University. After graduating, Judy was the co-editor of the Catholic Herald Citizen in Milwaukee, WI for five years before marrying the love of her life, James Braun.
Judy and Jim were married on June 27, 1970 at St. Jude’s Church in Wauwatosa, WI. She devoted her life to her family and volunteer work, including volunteering at St. Anthony’s learning center, serving as den mother for the Boy Scouts and leader of the Girl Scouts. In later years, she and a group of friends met weekly to dust books at Carnegie Stout Library and go out to eat. She was active in her parish adult choir and funeral choir and often did the lead cantering.
Judy had a love of communication and people. She made an effort to learn the names of everyone she met and never missed the opportunity to tell a story. She mastered the art of letter writing to stay in touch with family and friends throughout the world. She had a love of life and wanted to share that love with everyone around her. She was known for never forgetting to send a card for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and other special occasions.
Judy is survived by her husband, Jim; four children, David (Michelle) Braun of Oviedo, FL, Thomas (Lesley Schwartz) Braun of Seattle, WA, Lisa (Bret) Patterson of Dubuque, and Kevin (Maria) Braun of Peosta. She loved to talk about her nine grandchildren: Ben, Jacob, and Sarah Braun, Bryant, and Corey Patterson, and Paula, Teresa, Jeremy, and Timothy Braun. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two special aunts, Genevieve Dickmann and Bernadette Dickmann.
She will be lovingly remembered by her family and all who knew her. Memorial donations can be made in Judy’s honor to St. Anthony’s Church in Dubuque and Hospice of Dubuque.
Judy’s family would like to thank Melanie, Julie, Stephanie, and Sarah from Hospice of Dubuque for the wonderful care and support they provided.
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