Obit: Braatz, Ilma  (1909 - 2009)

Contact: Audrey Roedl



Surnames: Braatz, Runkel, Hoehne, Enockson, Gustafson, Jacobson, Reimer, Von


----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 28 Oct. 2009)


Braatz, Ilma  (05 MAR 1909-22OCT 2009)


Ilma L. Braatz, 100. Crystal Lake, Ill., died on Thursday,Oct. 22, 2009, at her home in Crystal Lake, Ill. Burial will be at a later date in Lyons Cemetery, Burlington.


Ilma L. Hoehne was born on March 4, 1909, in Greenwood, to Carl and Emma (nee Runkel) Hoehne. She enjoyed a lifelong career as a registered nurse, graduating from St. Mary’s School of Nursing, Rochester, Minn., in 1931, where as a student nurse, she met and made rounds with William and Charles Mayo. During her career, she established and ran a maternity home for expectant mothers and also established and ran a 1940’s style assisted living facility, both in Greenwood. In 1950’s, she worked as a hospital nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. After moving to Milwaukee in 1959, she worked at Milwaukee County Hospital. She completed her nursing career as a public health nurse, working for the city of Milwaukee until her retirement in 1972. She and her husband, Leonard, enjoyed their retirement together, wintering in Florida and summering in Crystal Lake and Chetek, until his death in 1983.


Survivors are her children, Bill (Karen) Enockson, Barrington, Ill., Joe (Beverly) Enockson, Palatine, Ill., and Alice Braatz (the late Floyd) Gustafson, Crystal Lake, Ill.; a step daughter, Virginia Braatz (Ronald) Jacobson, Crystal Lake; eight grandchildren, Linn K. Enockson, Kurt R. Enockson, Amy Enockson, Michael (Laura) Jacobson and Sarah Riemer (Damon) Von; and six great grandchildren.


Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband, Linn S. Enockson; her second husband, Leonard R. Braatz; a son, Ernst k. Enockson; a stepson. Glenn Braatz; a stepdaughter, Sharon (nee Braatz) Riemer, and a grandson, Eric J. Enockson.


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Davenport Family Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, assisted the family with arrangements.  



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