Arlene I. Braun, 99, Fox Lake, died Friday, October 21, 2016 at Heartland House in Wautoma. She was born on February 12, 1917 in Green Lake County to Emil and Lena (Hahn) Michels.

She was united in marriage to LaVester A. Braun on June 1, 1941 at the Markesan United Methodist Church of which she was a lifetime member. She and her husband farmed in Green Lake County until 1952, and then moved to Fox Lake Township in Dodge County where they continued farming until 1964. They then moved to Fox Lake on Howard Drive. Arlene worked as a cook at the Waupun School District from 1969 to1987.

Arlene treasured all of her family and enjoyed the time she spent with them. Arlene is survived by two sons: Gary (Mary) Braun, Sycamore, IL; and Dennis (Shannon) Braun, Sandpoint, ID; and her daughter Charlotte (Randy) Paul, Dakota, WI; her grandchildren: Barbara (Ben) Meyer, La Crosse; Sarah Payton, Coral Springs, Fl.; Errica Braun, Fitchburg; Jennifer (Mike) Ferro, Sycamore, IL; Nicole Braun, Cortland, IL; Rebecca Henderson, Lake Mills; Jason (Kelley) Paul, Hortonville; her 14 great-grandchildren: Cammelia, Jodeci, Sydney, Wesley, Zachery, Zoe, Bryce, Caleb, Rowen, Ben, Madelyn, Brody, Evan and Eleanor; also nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1989, two brothers Marland and Maurice Michels in 2007, and her sister Mildred Medick in 2009.

Visitation for Arlene was held on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 at the Markesan United Methodist Church, 74 E. Catherine St., from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ethan Larson officiating. Burial was at Lake Emily Cemetery, town of Fox Lake, with a lunch following at the church.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 181 S. Main St., Markesan, is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at

Arlene’s family extends their deepest gratitude to the staff at Heartland House that gave such gently and loving care to Arlene during her stay.