Berniece Braaten

berniece braaten

March 3, 1924 ~ May 31, 2023

Born in: 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.

Video Tribute:


Memorial Service - Wednesday: June 7, 2023 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Visitation - Wednesday: June 7, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


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  1. Uncle Terry, Justin (Tricia), Jessie (Grant) and Families,
    We are so very sorry to hear about Grandma Niece’s passing. She was such an amazing woman and had so much love for all. I will never forget playing in her basement as a kid and all the running back and forth we did. We love you all so very much and please know our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    All our love,
    Zach, Sara, Caiden & Cylee

  2. Berniece….you will be missed by many. May your family and your friends be comforted by memories made with you.

  3. You will be greatly missed by so many, and I am one of them who will very much. You had the kindest loving heart and I loved when you would babysit me or when our family would come to visit or go on summer vacations together. Those memories I will cherish forever. I just wish I could have had that one more visit with you, love you Berniece, be at peace.

  4. Hi, Sandy, Brad, Terry and family: you have our sympathy on passing of Berneice what a great life she shared with her family. I remember they drove a blue 1958 oldsmobile from Rich garage.

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