DeETTA BERNICE BRAUN (SANBORN), passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Born Dec. 13, 1913 in Brecken-ridge, Minn. She was the Senior Member of St. Michael Lutheran Church which was her worship home. She was involved in craftwork for many years. She made gifts for people in Nursing Homes at Easter and Christmas. She was the Matriarch to six generations. She had four children, June (Joseph) Sanchez of Santa Maria, Calif., Ethel (Les) Day of Oakes, N.D., Theodore T. (Donna) Braun of Fort Wayne and Carol Santelio of Las Vegas, Nev.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren and three great-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Carl Braun in 1955. Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2131 Getz Rd., with viewing one hour prior to service. Burial is in the family plot at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Vaconia, Minn. Memorials to Worship for Shut-ins, Visiting Nurses and Hospice and St. Michael Foundation (Vocation Bible School Fund). Arrangements by Covington Memorial Funeral Home.

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 3, 2012