Lauraine E. Bray
Lauraine E. Bray, age 82, of Wautoma, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 19, 2013. She was born on March 17, 1931, in Velva North Dakota, the daughter of Edward and Theresa (Buccholtz) Erdmann. Lauraine married Edwin A. Bray on December 27, 1958, at the Little Brown Church in the Vale, in Nashua, IA. She loved to garden, sew, spend time helping children especially as a children's helper at her church, and she collected salt & pepper shakers and wildlife prints avidly. Lauraine was a member of Crossroads Family Church in Wautoma, and prior to that a long-time member of the Hancock Wesleyan Church of Hancock, WI. She belonged to Waushara County Homemakers Club for many years and was involved in many fairs and special events.
Lauraine is survived by her daughter, Debra Reynolds of Redgranite; son, Robert (Kerri) Bray of Hancock; 6 grandchildren, Kish (Jim) Herrmann, Terah (Matt) Johnson, Nathan and Hannah Reynolds, Katy and Hattie Bray; 9 great-grandchildren, Ashley, Evan, Ellese, Abbie, Kailey, Isaiah, Juleanna, Landon, and Kinsey; 2 sisters, Irene Bean and Lydia Laboy, 1 brother, Raymond Erdmann; 2 sisters-in-law, Doris Klusmeyer and Louise Erdmann; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin Bray; a granddaughter, Rebekkah; her parents; and 3 sisters, 1 brother 8 sister-in-laws and 2 brother-in-laws.
A funeral service for Lauraine Bray will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 11:00 am, with visitation starting at 9:00 am, at Crossroads Family Church, 640 South Water Street, Wautoma, WI, with the Rev. David Reilly officiating. Interment will follow the service and luncheon at the Woodville Cemetery, Hancock. Leikness Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Lauraine's name.
Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on May 21, 2013