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Reuben Braaten

August 07, 1925 - October 07, 2020

Funeral Service - Monday

October 12, 2020
- 1:00 PM

Martin's Lutheran Church, Casselton, ND

Visitation - Monday

October 12, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Martin's Lutheran Church, Casselton, ND

Burial - Monday

October 12, 2020

Casselton Cemetery, Casselton, ND


Boulger Funeral Home

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Reuben Braaten

August 07, 1925 - October 07, 2020


Reuben Dale Braaten, 95, West Fargo, ND, formerly Casselton ND, passed away on October 7, 2020, surrounded by loved ones.

Reuben was born August 7, 1925, in Manfred, ND to Ernest and Eva Braaten. He graduated from Fessenden High School and attended the University of North Dakota. He served in the Army during World War II in the Philippines.

Reuben married the love of his life, Beverly Laske, at Leonard, ND in 1950. Most of their married life was lived in Bemidji, MN, and Casselton, ND. Reuben managed several grocery stores in MN before purchasing a store in Casselton. In 1970 he became City Auditor until his retirement in 1994. In 2014 they moved to West Fargo.

Reuben was a member of Martin’s Lutheran Church where he taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and was church treasurer for 16 years. He was President of the Casselton Community Club, treasurer of Rural Cass County Council on Aging, and treasurer of the Silver Threads Senior Citizens in Casselton. He was VFW Quarter Master and past Post Commander. He enjoyed woodworking in Grandpa’s workshop. Reuben was a gentle, caring soul with a strong faith in God.

Reuben is survived by his wife, Beverly, West Fargo; Brad (Sue) Braaten, Casselton, ND; E. Jon, Fargo, ND; Paula (Jon) Erickson, Kindred, ND; and Maureen (Larry) Hahn, Fargo, ND. Grandchildren, Kelsey Braaten, Mallory (Kris) Poulson, Adam Braaten (Emily Anderson), Rachel (Brady) Bergquist, C.J. (Alison) Erickson, Dustin Erickson (Blair Olsen), Dylan Erickson, Matt (Addie) Hahn, and Nicole (Nol) Chine; 13 great-grandchildren, and preceded in death by a great-granddaughter.

The family wishes to express their thanks to Hospice of the Red River Valley and New Perspective Assisted Living. In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration of memorials be directed to Hospice of the Red River Valley or a charity of your choice.

The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2020 at Martin’s Lutheran Church, Casselton, ND, with visitation starting at 12:00 p.m. His service will be live streamed and can be viewed on Boulger Funeral Home’s website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com. Reuben’s family requests that masks please be worn. Burial will be at Casselton Cemetery.


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13 responses to “Reuben Braaten”

  1. Carter Schultz says:

    Farewell comrade

  2. Kristie Berg says:

    Paula and the Braaten family, we are so very sorry in the recent passing of your father, May God hold you all in his loving arms always! Always Burton and Kristie Berg

  3. Pastor Chuck and Kaye Belzer says:

    Dear Braaten family, Our sympathy to you in the loss of Reuben. Always enjoyed our visits with him and your Mom. Treasure the memories and the years you had him. God Bless

  4. Rudy Stutzman says:

    Rudy Stutzman and family extend our deepest sympathies to Bev and her family. We share many fond memories as friends and neighbors in Casselton. Rest In Peace.

  5. Alexis Yokom says:

    Fair winds and Following seas.

  6. Becky Sannes Czichotzki says:

    Bev, Maureen and family,
    I’m holding you in prayer and thinking of you as you gather today to celebrate the life of a wonderful man. It was my pleasure to get to know Reuben and Bev both when I worked at Sheyenne Crossings. My pleasure only grew when you appeared for a holiday service at Shepherd of the Prairie and I learned of the connection between you all. The world has lost a very special man. I will miss his gentle, happy, smiling face.

  7. Colleen says:

    Sincere sympathy!! Such a special couple to us!!!
    God’s Blessings!!!
    Dan and Colleen Baumgarten

  8. Jane Olson says:

    Such a dear man … Reuben and Bev always held a special place in our hearts! Many kind memories of him. The Ken Morse kids – Peggy, Jane, and Chuck

  9. Sylvia Taylor says:

    Love to all your family. in my thoughts and prayers. So many memories streaming through my mind.

  10. Neal Geerdes says:

    Condolences to the Braaten family. Reuben was a giant contributor to the community of Casselton.

  11. Mary (Runck) Nicholas says:

    Bev and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My sympathy is with you.

  12. Patsy Wichmann Kuntz says:

    Beverly and family. I’m Dorothy Wichmann Larson youngest daughter. I just watch Rueben’s funeral service and what a wonderful service to a man of Christ. I have some good memories of our families together at your home in Bemidji and was so happy to see u at mom’s funeral in 2007. I remember u both as such loving and caring people. Your both had such wonderful smiles and laugh. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Memories are kept in our hearts to keep the love inside our hearts forever. Blessings to you all. PS Bev you may not know this but you are one of the reason I became a nurse, I looked up to you and I want to be a nurse just like you. My older sister Cynthia also became a nurse too.

  13. Trevor Braaten says:

    So very sorry for your loss.

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