Inez Braton, 96, died on December 25, 2019 at Serenity Assisted Living Center in Dilworth, MN under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Barnesville with Rev. Chris Leach officiating. Burial will be at a later time in Prairie View Cemetery, rural Rothsay, MN.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the funeral service on Tuesday at the church.
Inez Bridget Haugtvedt, born November 2, 1923, in Norwegian Grove Township, Ottertail County, Minnesota. Inez was born to Ingvald Louis and Bernice Amanda (Julsrud) Haugtvedt. She grew up in the Rothsay and the Lawndale area, and attended country school through the 9th grade. As a young woman, she worked in Fargo briefly.
Inez married Thorald Desmond Braton on October 16, 1947, at Hamar Lutheran Church in Rothsay, MN. Thorald died in 1997. They began their married life on the Braton home place in rural Barnesville, MN. Two children Cherryl and Kathleen were born to this union. Inez was a self-sufficient farm wife, keeping house and the gardens, and always having meals prepared on time. Inez was a woman of strong faith. Her Bible meant a lot to her and she was an avid listener of KFNW Christian Radio. She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Barnesville and was active in the Ladies Aid.
Faith, Trust, and Grace were the words she lived by. Inez had a good-bye she shared with people, “Remember you are never alone, the Lord is always with you.” Word search puzzles, sewing, quilting, and crocheting, were hobbies that Inez thoroughly enjoyed. She sold the farmstead and moved to Fairview Apartments in Barnesville where she lived for 23 years. In August of 2017, she moved to Serenity Assisted Living in Dilworth.
She is survived by daughters: Cherryl Braton and Kathleen Braton, both of Moorhead, MN; siblings: Norma Helm, of Moorhead, MN, Florence Larson, of Moorhead, MN, and Goldie (Harley) Hansen, of Fargo, ND; brother-in-law, Al Wolf, of Jamestown, ND; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She is proceeded in death by her husband; her parents; and siblings, Herman, Harland, Vernie Haugtvedt, and Violet Wolf.