Julia Braun (nee Wazorik) died peacefully in her home on October 25, 2017 in Lake Forest, IL due to complications following a second hip fracture. She was 90.
Julia was born on February 26th, 1927 in West Frankfort, IL to parents, John and Tekla (nee Simonkovitch) Wazorik. After graduating high school, she left West Frankfort and moved to the big city of Chicago where she began a long career as a legal secretary. While at the law firm of Klohr, Braun, Lynch and Smith she met and married Mark A. Braun. Mark and Julia had three children: Beth, the eldest and twins Jane and Eric. Julia retired in 2005.
Julia is survived by her 3 children - Beth of Chicago, IL; daughter Jane and son-in-law Robert Ralston of Andover, MA as well as her son Eric and his wife Angela Lyos Braun of Sydney, Australia. She is also survived by her eldest brother William, 94 of West Frankfort, IL. She is preceded in death by her sisters Anne Sprind and Eva Dynis, as well as brothers John, Michael and Frank.
Mrs. Braun was buried in a private ceremony. A memorial mass was held at the Church of St. Mary in Lake Forest, IL on Saturday, October 28th. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Church of Saint Mary, 175 E. Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045.