March 3, 1924 ~ May 31, 2023
Friberg Township, Minnesota
Resided in: Fargo, North Dakota
Berniece’s Live Streamed Memorial Service can be viewed below:
Berniece Braaten, 99, Fargo, formerly Kindred, ND passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at Sanford Health, Fargo.
Berniece was born March 3, 1924 in Fryburg Township, MN to Joseph and Edith (Nehk) Kugler. She was baptized at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Erhard, MN and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Erhard, MN. She attended country school 159 before moving to Fargo at the age of 19 where she worked at White Drug Store, was a manager at Kresge’s and Farmers Creamery. After raising her children, she also worked at Bethany Homes.
She married Ingval Braaten on September 21, 1946 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead, MN. They made their home on the farm at Kindred, ND. Ingval passed away on January 9, 2006.
She was member of Norman Lutheran Church, rural Kindred, ND and participated in the lady’s aide and quilting group.
She is survived by her children; Sandra (Jerome) Nipstad, Hickson, ND, Brad (Patty) Braaten, Prior Lake, MN, Terry Braaten, Kindred, ND; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and sister, LuJean Schei, Fergus Falls, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, great-grandchild, Devon Blackwelder, brothers; Kenny Kugler, Roydon Kugler, Duane Kugler and sisters, LuVern Egge and Marlys Johansen.
Memorial Service: 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M.
Interment: Kindred Cemetery, Kindred, ND.