Laura D. Braun


DAVENPORT - Laura D. Braun, 68, of Davenport, Iowa passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Memorial services in celebration of her life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 13, at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, where her family will greet friends from 4:30 p.m. until time of service. Memorials may be made to the family.

Laura was born in 1948 in Mason City, Iowa, to Deane Sr. and Margaret Challis. She married Robert E. Braun on August 4, 1979, in Davenport. She worked as an operator with NW Bell, and a receptionist with Family Counseling, Bettendorf. Laura then spent several years in a care-giving capacity for her mother-in-law. She loved cooking and preparing special food for her grandchildren’s birthdays, decorating for the holidays, reading, watching birds, music, traveling and time with her cats.

Survivors include her husband, Robert; daughter, Heather B. (Josh) Johnson of Moline, Illinois; sons Brian S. (Jeni) Braun and Chris R. Braun, both of Davenport; and grandchildren Chelsey, Kourtney, Hannah, Kaleb, Gunnar, Ethen and Kaden. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Deane W. Challis Jr.

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