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June E. Braff

May 23, 2013
Minot Daily News

June 30, 1930-Dec. 15, 2012

June E. Braff, 82, Minot, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in a Bismarck hospital.

June was born June 30, 1930, in Cass Lake, Minn., the daughter of Charles and Linda (Lofstrom) Braff. She was educated in Cass Lake, graduating from high school as the valedictorian of her class in 1948. She moved to Minot and continued her education at Minot Business College.

June became the secretary for the local chapter of the Boy Scouts in October 1949. She worked in the office as a dedicated secretary for the next 43 years until her retirement in July 1992.

June was extremely devoted and loyal to her family members in North Dakota. Her sister, Gladys, and her children, John, Charles and Eileen, lived with her for a number of years in southeast Minot.

She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot. She enjoyed spending time with family, listening to classical music, reading and was known to spend time in the garden. A baseball fan, June cheered on the hometown Minot Mallards and the Minnesota Twins. She will be missed by all who shared in her life.

Her loving family includes: a sister, Clara May Hartung, Crosby, Minn.; many nephews including John (Barb) Van Grinsven, Minot, Charles (Diane) Van Grinsven, Forest City, Iowa, Charles Braff, of Crosby, Minn., David Lausche, Spokane, Wash., and Lyle Braff, Strandquist, Minn.; many nieces including Eileen (Keith) Jacobson, Spokane, Janet Sinclair, Spokane, Linda Noel, Spokane, Marla Braff, Strandquist, Minn, Janice Engele, Bakersfield, Calif., Karen Ringhand, Deerwood, Minn., Julie Anderson, Deerwood, and Diane Terebenet, Andover, Minn.; many great-nieces and great-nephews including, Michael Van Grinsven, David Van Grinsven, Jeffrey Van Grinsven, Cynthia Van Grinsven, Bryan Van Grinsven, Travis Van Grinsven and Marcus Van Grinsven, Monica Porterfield, James Jacobson and Theodore Jacobson; and many great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

June was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Ardale Lausche and Gladys Van Grinsven; brothers, Harry, Virgil, Morlan, Loren and Laurel Braff.

Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot.

Interment: Norwich Lutheran Church Cemetery, Norwich, when conditions permit.

Visitation: Friday, May 24, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials: Are preferred to the local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America.

Those wanting to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (



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