Florence “Flossie” Braaksma
Florence “Flossie” Braaksma,
87, of Waupun, died Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Marvin’s Manor in Waupun.
Flossie was born September
16, 1927 in Waupun the daughter of Henry and Eliza Nummerdor Van Hierden. Flossie graduated from Waupun High School in
1944. On February 28, 1948 she married
John Braaksma. Following their marriage
the couple resided in Waupun all their married lives. Flossie worked for 31 ½ years for the Waupun
School District where she was supervisor for the school lunch program. She was “always giving.” She did so much for
relatives, friends, and those she didn’t know.
Flossie had “unconditional love” for all she knew. Flossie was an active member of Emmanuel
Reformed Church in Waupun.
Flossie is survived by a
daughter, Diane (Jim) Mogg of Rhinelander; two sons: Dennis (Tamara) Braaksma
of Waupun, and Daniel Braaksma (Karen Jones) of Montello; seven grandchildren:
Jennifer (Justin) Pratsch, Katie Mogg, Andy Mogg, Kyle (Kristin) Braaksma,
Derek Braaksma (Nikki Vande Zande), Dayna Braaksma, and Hanna Braaksma; a
great-granddaughter, Eliza Mogg; a great-step-grandson, Grayson Gross; a
sister-in-law, Phyllis Van Hierden of Waupun; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by
four brothers: John, Clarence, Aaron and Henry Van Hierden; five sisters:
Aileen Henning, Marion Kindschuh, Henrietta Berndt, Jean Shoemaker, and Eleanor
Funeral services for Flossie
Braaksma will be held Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel
Reformed Church in Waupun. Burial will
follow at Forest Mound Cemetery. Friends
and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen
Funeral Home in Waupun and on Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the
time of service.
The family wishes memorials
be directed to Agnesian Hospice.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home
of Waupun and staff are serving the family.
Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further
information and to send condolences.