July 21, 1926 – December 6, 2014


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Dolores Braegelmann, age 88, who died Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may gather from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the funeral home.

Dolores was born in Richmond, MN to Edward and Monica (Neussendorfer) Willenbring. She married Alfred E. “Fritz” Braegelmann on September 28, 1949 in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Richmond, MN. Dolores and Alfred farmed near St. Nicholas until their retirement in 1994. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, crocheting, sewing, playing cards, volunteering at Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, and visiting with family and friends. A passionate hobby of Dolores’ was creating scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and other interests for 70+ years. She loved playing games with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dolores was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Christian Women, Catholic United Financial, Richmond Senior Citizens, and many card groups.

Survivors include her children, Judy (Gene) Schutz, Millie (Jerry) Janssen, Jim (Mary Jane Montgomery) Braegelmann, Bonnie (Mike) Mueller, Gerry (Lisa Friedrich) Braegelmann, Bede (Julia Heinz) Braegelmann, Joanne (Pat) Porritt, Sue (Keith) Olmscheid, Chuck (Lori Laudenbach) Braegelmann, Roger (Stacy Suter) Braegelmann, and Art (Wendy Mueller) Braegelmann; brothers, Elmer (Elaine) Willenbring, and Wilfred (Bonnie) Willenbring; 27 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred (2007); brother, Victor; and infant sister, Marcella.

Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond, Minnesota.