Lotta B. Brafman (nee Waldman), age 82, of Chevy Chase, MD and Aspen, CO. Beloved wife of Stuart Brafman. Cherished mother of Lester (Caroline) Brafman of New York, NY and Michelle (Tom Helf) Brafman of Glen Echo, MD. Loving grandmother of Isabella Brafman, Henry Brafman, Emma Brafman, Gabriela Helf, and Gideon Helf. Dear sister of Deanna (Siman) Wollitzer and Samuel (the late Louise) Waldman. Further survived by other relatives and dear friends.
Lotta was born in Milwaukee, WI and grew up in the suburb of Shorewood where she graduated from Shorewood High School. She graduated with a B.A. from Simmons College and earned a Master's in Library Science degree from UW-Milwaukee. She met Stuart while she was living in CA working for the Stanford University library. While raising her two children, she served as the President of the Federation's Women's Division where she helped create and run the Jewish Community Pantry. After Lotta and Stuart moved to Chicago, she began a successful career as a travel agent. Lotta spent her retirement traveling extensively with Stuart, quilting, playing tournament bridge, and spending time with her five grandchildren.
A private service was held on January 8th at Spring Hill Cemetery. Among many things, Lotta was very involved with the Jewish Community Pantry of Milwaukee and had a profound love of camping. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Jewish Community Pantry or Camp Interlaken.
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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Jan. 8 to Jan. 10, 2021.