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Dora Brauer

October 29, 1932 — March 4, 2018

Born in Sturgeon Bay, WI on October 29, 1932 Departed on March 4, 2018 and resided in Gallatin, TN Funeral Mass: St. John Vianney Catholic ChurchThursday March 8, 2018 2:00pmVisitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterWednesday March 7, 2018 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Dora Jean Brauer

Born in Sturgeon Bay, WI on October 29, 1932

Departed on March 4, 2018 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Funeral Mass: St. John Vianney Catholic Church Thursday March 8, 2018 2:00pmVisitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Wednesday March 7, 2018 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Dora Jean Burr Brauer, age 85 of Gallatin,TN passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018. Mrs. Brauer was born October 29, 1932 in Sturgeon Bay, WI, daughter of the late Llewellyn and Marion Graf Burr. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Lester Brauer of Gallatin, TN; daughter, Debra Brauer Miller (Keith) of Kerrville, TX; sons, Timothy Brauer (Donna) of Hendersonville, TN, Jeffrey Brauer (Charlotte) of Hendersonville, TN and Steven Brauer (Maria "Ging") of Gallatin, TN; sisters, Dorothy Fabry (Bernie) of Green Bay, WI and Nancy Miller (Ralph) of Luxemburg, WI; grandchildren, Tara Riggins (Charlie) of Gallatin, TN and Thomas "T.J." Brauer of Hendersonville, TN.

Dora and Les were married December 29, 1951 by Father Charles Kaminski at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Institute, WI. Dora loved her dog Kali; enjoyed crafts including crochet and needlepoint; working crossword puzzles; collecting antique glassware; playing golf; baking in the home; planting flowers; going on cruises including Alaska, Panama Canal and Europe; was an avid Green Bay Packers football fan and a New York Yankees baseball fan.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 8th at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Gallatin, TN with Rev. Stephen Gideon as celebrant. Interment will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 7th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center located at 584 Nashville Pike in Gallatin, TN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Online condolences may be submitted at Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555

9 Comments Tricia and Darell Cook March 5, 2018 at 3:55 pm - Reply

Praying for Les and all family members.
She was a sweet lady and will be missed.
Tricia and Darell Cook

James Graham (driver) March 5, 2018 at 11:10 pm - Reply

I will never forget the time I drove them to dinner downtown. He told me I was in a really sharp car but not near as sharp as his wife that was true love I have never forgot that statement and I never will. If there is ever a man that loves his wife that man did and he’s never cared to show it. I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking about you guys at this difficult time. May God be with you.

Aurora Villareal March 6, 2018 at 1:06 pm - Reply

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal
Love leaves a memory no one can steal
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Sending our love and prayers to the Brauer family

May the good Lord comfort you all specially during this time

Much love
Laling Benitez~Villareal and family

Jamie & Larry Winnett March 6, 2018 at 1:43 pm - Reply

Our hearts are sad and we send our condolences and prayers. Thinking of you all.

Cindy(John) Burr Pfarr March 7, 2018 at 10:37 pm - Reply

Deepest sympathy to you Les, and to your children and grandchildren. I will always have fond memories of my cousin Dora Jean. We wish we could have attended the service for Dora but are in south Texas for a month and unable to be there.

Michael Marcotte March 8, 2018 at 3:51 pm - Reply

Dear Jeff, Charlotte, and family…

Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time.

Cristina Hubleur March 8, 2018 at 4:59 pm - Reply

Sending our deepest condolences and prayers to the Brauer family. We were fortunate to have met Dora at your wedding Steve. May her soul rest in peace.

Love always,

The Hubleurs

Laurie Charles Boyle March 8, 2018 at 8:26 pm - Reply

Les and kids, we are sending our love and sympathies. I know you loved Dora so much and she was a wonderful woman. I know you have a lot of great memories that I hope will bring you job.


Laurie Charles Boyle (Mary Jeanne’s daughter)

R.H. March 10, 2018 at 6:37 pm - Reply

Our condolence to the Boyle Family. Our sympathy. There is a wonderful promise made at Isaiah 25:8 that "He will swallow up death forever…and wipe the tears from all faces.'

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