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Shirley R. Braulick

Shirley R. Braulick age 85, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on September 2, 2021, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 to 7 pm and will continue on Wednesday from 7:30 until 10 am at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye.

There will be a Parish Prayer Service Tuesday at the funeral home at 4pm.

Funeral Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 10:30 am.

The clergy will be Father Mark Steffl.

Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye.

The family would prefer memorial donations to the donor’s choice in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Shirley Rose Guggisberg was born December 10, 1935 in New Ulm, Mn to Elmer and Priska (Klossner) Guggisberg. She attended country school in Milford township and Cathedral High School in New Ulm. On September 20, 1955 Shirley married the love of her life, Benjamin Otto Braulick at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Together they raised five children on the family farm. They were a true partnership working side by side. On the farm, she enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing and crocheting while caring for her children. Shirley’s life was full and she took the time to enjoy it. She shared a love of fishing with Ben and cherished their time on Rice Lake. She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed traveling with her husband and siblings. Shirley and Ben embraced Minnesota winters with time spent snowmobiling and enjoyed being a member of the Viking Snowmobile club near Lake Hanska. After her children were grown, Shirley enjoyed waitressing at Carl’s Corner in Essig. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye and volunteered many hours of her time at the church and school in various ministries including serving as president of the Divine Providence Auxiliary. Later in life, she moved to New Ulm and enjoyed more time with her siblings, playing cards and volunteering at MRCI. A true conversationalist, one of her greatest pleasures was visiting with people. Shirley loved spending time with her children and took great pride in her family especially her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hers was a life well lived!

Shirley is survived by her sons, Mike “Gus” (Brenda) of St. Augusta, Mn; Greg (Deb) of Sleepy Eye; Joe (Karen) of Sleepy Eye; daughters, Laurie (Paul) Hillesheim of Sleepy Eye, Katie ( Dan “D.J.”) Johnson of Lakeville, Mn. Grandchildren; Justin, Jessica, Brett, Brynn, Briar, Bronte, Dan, Tom, Cindy, Annie, Emily, Jacob, Caleb, Ben, Will; 28 great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Domeier of New Ulm, Lois Berg of New Ulm, Kathleen (Dennis) Helget of Sleepy Eye; brothers; Charles (Carol) Guggisberg of New Ulm, Jerry (Suzy) Guggisberg of New Ulm; sister- in- laws; Lois Guggisberg of New Ulm, Lorraine Guggisberg of New Ulm, Bernice Sturm of Springfield Mn and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ben; great grandson, Gabriel Braulick; brothers, Walter, Linus, Elmer; brother in laws; Kurt Domier, Eldor Berg, Ervin Braulick, Norbert Sturm; sister-in-law, Rita Braulick.


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