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Victor August Braatz

February 8, 1914 — April 20, 2011

Victor Braatz, age 97, of Neillsville, WI died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at his home.Victor August Braatz was born on February 8, 1914 in the Town of Grant, Clark County, Wisconsin the son of Herman and Nellie (Ruege) Braatz. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. After his education, he farmed in Clark County, near Granton, for several years. On May 18, 1938 he was united in marriage to Helen Lucht. Along with farming, Victor also worked construction until 1956, when he quit so he could work for the Town of Grant. He worked for the Town of Grant until 1977 when he retired and moved to Weyerhauser, WI. Helen died in 1982 and in October of 1982 Victor married Doris Eisentraut.Victor was a member of the Zion American Evangelical Lutheran Church in Granton. He served on the Church Board for many years and also served Board for the Town of Grant and the Granton School Board.He was a member of the Golden Gloves Boxing Club and enjoyed motorcycle racing.He is survived by his wife, Doris, three children, Yvonne (Charles) Hoagland Dunaway and their daughters, Kim and Kay of Old Town, FL, a son, Victor (Ellen) Braatz Jr. and their daughter, Stephanie of Englesbach, Germany and Linda (Gary) Holtz and their children, Matthew and Sarah and a great grandson, Jordan of Kenosha, WI, foster sons, Greg Mallory and Chris Mallory, a foster daughter, Sarah Andrews, brother, Donald (Irene) Braatz of Eau Claire, WI , step-sons, Arnie (Bonnie) Eisentraut of Apache Junction, AZ in the winter and Neillsville, WI in the summer and David (Pat) Eisentraut of Neillsville, WI and a step-daughter-in-law, Mary Eisentraut of Sterling, ILHe was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen, his parents, Herman and Nellie Braatz, twin brothers in infancy, a brother, Erwin Braatz, a sister, Esther Silbernagel and a step-son, Jim EisentrautA Memorial Service for Victor will be held at a later date.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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