Josephine Braunesreither, age 101, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Yankton with Reverend Steve Weispfennig officiating. Burial will be in the Yankton City Cemetery. Visitation is from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday, March 25, 2016, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton. The visitation will resume one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Pallbearers are Troy Brown, Quentin Brown, Cory Braunesreither, Bruce Pokorney, Sean Kraai, and Kole Simonsens.
Josephine Braunesreither was born March 18, 1915, in Yankton, South Dakota, to Frank and Pauline (Kucher) Pokorny. She grew up on the farm in the Yankton area and attended country school. She worked for a few years as a housekeeper for some of the area farmers. She married Arthur Braunesreither on December 22, 1937 and lived on the farm with Arthur's parents until moving to their own farm a few years later. They moved to Yankton in 1957 and Josephine worked for Mean's Cleaners and Royal Cleaners and Laundry for a few years. She then began working at Freeman Company in Yankton which she continued until her retirement.
Josephine enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and dancing. She loved her family very much and will be dearly missed.
Survivors include her four children: Lawrence Pokorny, Harold Braunesreither, Adeline Brown, and Linda Braunesreither all of Yankton, South Dakota; 16 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law: Loretta Braunesreither, Myrna Pokorney, and Lily Pokorney; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur on November 8, 1967; son, Marvin Braunesreither; five sisters: Rose Moore, Helen Simons, Emily Hladky, Agnes Hojem, and Alice Snoozy, and four brothers: Edward Pokorny, Charles Pokorny, Clarence Pokorny, and William Pokorny.
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We will miss you Grandma....go now and dance all you want...our Angel for evermore.
Love Bobby, Chris and Autumn
She was a good dance partner to me.
Grandma you are loved and will always be missed. There are no words that can truly say all that you are to me.
Amy (Braunesreither) Kraai
My deepest sympathy to her family she was a wonderful person.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. You will be missed. Keep dancing!
I will miss you, Grandma. You were so very special to me. I love you so much.
Our deepest sympathy to the family, Josephine was a great aunt, always had fun with her when we got back to Yankton, Our prayers are with you
Jerry & Connie Mehrer, Rapid City
Adeline I was so sorry to hear your mother passed away. From watching the video, I could tell she was a special lady and will be missed by so many people.
Gail Melick Smith
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