Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Ellis R. Braasch
August 26, 1942 - July 27, 2017 (Age 74)
Watertown, WI
Service: July 27, 2017
Ellis R. Braasch
Ellis R. Braasch, 74, of Watertown, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at his son’s home surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with liver cancer.
Ellis Roy Braasch was born on August 26, 1942 in Watertown, the son of Arnold and Emaline (nee Gruenwald) Braasch. On September 9, 1961, he was united in marriage to Barbara Kufalk at Watertown Moravian Church. He had been employed full time as a maintenance man at WISPAK in Watertown for 43 years. In his spare time, he drove semi for D&L Pallet. Years ago, he worked at Marv’s Garage. Ellis enjoyed working on old cars. In his younger years, he enjoyed driving stock car and school bus. He loved tractors and spending time at his grandparents’ farm. He enjoyed fishing and was a NASCAR fan. Most of all, Ellis loved spending time with his family.
Ellis is survived by his wife, Barb of Watertown; three children, Patti (Souane Vachakone) Braasch, also of Watertown, Mike Braasch of Grand Marsh and John (Lisa) Braasch of Watertown; grandchildren, Eric (Rebecca) Eicksteadt, Laura (Geoff Eckhardt) Eicksteadt, Nicole Braasch, Jeannie Peters and Gavin Braasch; four step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Brooke, Cayden, Kylee, Caydence; brother, Donald (Corrine) Braasch of Tennessee as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joyce in infancy and daughter-in-law, Donna Braasch.
Memorials, if desired, may be directed to the family, Rainbow Hospice Care or the American Cancer Society. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
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