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Cora "Corky" A Braun
October 3, 1937 -  August 4, 2017

Cora A. “Corky” Braun, age 79, of Fremont
Passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at Pathfinder Place in Fremont

Corky was born on October 3, 1937 near Beemer to Leonard and Blanche (Conrad) Blumer. She grew up in the area and graduated from Beemer High School. On June 13, 1955 she was married to Clifford W. “Shorty” Braun in Beemer. They lived in Wisner, then moved to Fremont in 1958. In 1963, the couple moved to a home on East First Street, where Corky remained until she moved to Pathfinder Place in 2016. Her husband moved earlier to Dunklau Gardens, where he still lives. Corky’s life had been enriched in recent years by her cat companion, Bella and many visits from friends and family.

Her career in medicine began when she worked for the hospital in Fremont and continued when she worked for Drs. Andrew and Alexander Harvey. Upon their retirement, Corky attended Southeast Community College for two years, graduating with Distinction and receiving her Diploma in Practical Nursing in September of 1985. She worked for several of the area care facilities, including Nye Pointe.

She enjoyed traveling, raising her family, cooking, gardening, reading and being involved in as many of her grandsons’ activities as possible. Her openness to new experiences led to some very interesting stories and many new friends.

Survivors: husband Clifford “Shorty” Braun of Fremont
2 daughters – Wendy (John) Hestermann of Waverly
Peggy Braun of Omaha
2 grandsons – Benjamin (Amy Hale) Hestermann of Chicago
Logan Hestermann (fiancée Karen Ockander) of Waverly
Brother – Bill (Joyce) Blumer of Fremont
Sister – Nancy (Rod) Tomrdle of Fremont
Corky was preceded by her parents, her sister Kay Houser and Kay’s husband Vic.

There will be a book signing and visitation with the family at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel Wednesday, August 9th from 6 to 8 pm. A Celebration of Life service for Corky will be Thursday morning at 10:30 am, also at the Ludvigsen Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for distribution to Corky’s favorite charities.
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