Florence “Flossie” Braaksma

Date of Death: Sep 06, 2015
Florence “Flossie” Braaksma
[highlight_text]1927-2015[/highlight_text] Florence “Flossie” Braaksma, 87, of Waupun, died Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Marvin’s Manor in Waupun.


[leftcolumn] 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.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] 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.

[highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] 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.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery.
[/rightcolumn] [rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Special Thanks: [/highlight_text] The family wishes memorials be directed to Agnesian Hospice.


  1. Tom & Annie Says: September 8, 2015 at 11:36 am

    We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Flossie and extend our condolences to the family members. She will be remembered by us for the fun times we all had in recent years at the lake. I am sure she is happy now with all of her relatives and friends who preceded her.

  2. Jim & Nancy Jansen Says: September 8, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    What a dear lady. We know she will be missed. Remember how she helped out with Our Father’s Table, Diane? She was so much fun to work with; wish we could have gotten to know her better.

  3. So sorry to hear of mom”s death. I was out of town for the week-end and did not learn of it until Jim told me last night. Flossie was always so happy and loved everyone especially her family. What a great lady and will truly be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Nancy Rompre Hall

  4. Cindy Braaksma Says: September 10, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Miss you and love you Aunt Flossie. You were my favorite and I will always cherish you.

  5. My condolences to Denny, Dan and Diane… I remember your mother well…always a smile, always a great sense of humor, we were all blessed with special Parents who continue to live on in our memories.

    God’s Speed Flossie

  6. Janet Giaccone Scott Says: September 11, 2015 at 11:47 am

    I will always treasure the times I was able to spend with Aunt Flossie, Uncle John, Diane, Dennis, and Daniel. I had so much fun, and felt quite spoiled. I keep all of you in my heart, always! Sending my love and prayers, your cousin, Jan

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