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Florence "Flossie" Braaksma

d. September 6, 2015

Florence “Flossie” Braaksma, 87, of Waupun, died Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Marvin’s Manor in Waupun.

Flossie was born September 16, 1927 in Waupun the daughter of Henry and Eliza Nummerdor Van Hierden. Flossie graduated from Waupun High School in 1944. On February 28, 1948 she married John Braaksma. Following their marriage the couple resided in Waupun all their married lives. Flossie worked for 31 ½ years for the Waupun School District where she was supervisor for the school lunch program. She was “always giving.” She did so much for relatives, friends, and those she didn’t know. Flossie had “unconditional love” for all she knew. Flossie was an active member of Emmanuel Reformed Church in Waupun.

Flossie is survived by a daughter, Diane (Jim) Mogg of Rhinelander; two sons: Dennis (Tamara) Braaksma of Waupun, and Daniel Braaksma (Karen Jones) of Montello; seven grandchildren: Jennifer (Justin) Pratsch, Katie Mogg, Andy Mogg, Kyle (Kristin) Braaksma, Derek Braaksma (Nikki Vande Zande), Dayna Braaksma, and Hanna Braaksma; a great-granddaughter, Eliza Mogg; a great-step-grandson, Grayson Gross; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Van Hierden of Waupun; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers: John, Clarence, Aaron and Henry Van Hierden; five sisters: Aileen Henning, Marion Kindschuh, Henrietta Berndt, Jean Shoemaker, and Eleanor Giebink.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Flossie Braaksma will be held Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Calvin Vande Zande officiating.


Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery.

Special Thanks:

The family wishes memorials be directed to Agnesian Hospice.

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