Pauline Marie Magdalena Braun was born March 31, 1926, in Falls City, Nebraska, and entered into Heaven on June 2, 2017, in Nampa, Idaho. She was the seventh of the eight children of John and Elizabeth Braun. Pauline’s father delivered her at home in the middle of a snowstorm, and when the snow had melted enough that the family could get to church, she was baptized at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on May 2, 1926.
Pauline began her love for Lutheran education at St. Paul’s, and attended school there through the eighth grade. She went on to high school and later graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, with a nursing degree in 1947, where she was an active member of the Cadet Nursing Core. Pauline worked at Kaiser Aluminum in Spokane, Washington, as an industrial nurse for most of her professional career and also taught PE at an elementary school in Spokane before returning to Nampa, Idaho, to retire.
Pauline was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, and loved to sing in the choir and supported many Lutheran colleges and seminaries. She helped to sponsor the education of many students in Lutheran schools locally and across the country.
Pauline was preceded in death by brothers, Louis, Walter, Herbert, Herman, and Martin Braun, and sister, Mildred Kamprath. She is survived by her younger sister, Helen Terry, of Farmington, NM, numerous nieces, nephews, many dear friends and neighbors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pauline’s name to the scholarship fund at Zion Lutheran School. Well done thy good and faithful servant; you will be forever in our hearts.
The family would like to specifically recognize and thank Journeys Hospice and the staff at Park Place Assisted Living, whose love and care for Pauline has been exceptional.
Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Caldwell. Condolences can be given at www.flahifffuneralchapels.com