Obituary for Geraldine C. Brachtenbach
Geraldine C. Brachtenbach
Geraldine Catherine Brachtenbach, was born on February 22, 1927 along with twin brother Gerald to Frank and Mary (Keller) Frauendorfer in Humphrey, NE. The family later moved to a farm south of Lodgepole and then to Sidney. Geraldine was united in marriage to Lawrence N. Brachtenbach on April 23, 1947 in Sidney. To this union three children were born, Corinne, Larry and Teresa. In the past she enjoyed quilting with her mother, gardening with her husband, playing bridge, bowling and being a DOES President. Geraldine was in the St. Patrick’s Alter Society and spent many years painting the homes her husband built over the years.
Survivors include her children: Corinne McGee and husband Gary of Sidney, Larry Jr. and wife Traci Brachtenbach of Casper, WY and Teresa Nienhueser and husband David of Sidney; (6) grandchildren; Jo Becky Steffens, Austin and Chase Brachtenbach, Ashley Lundgren and husband Cory, Matthew Wells and wife Kayla and Kaitlyn Wells; (6) great- grandchildren; brother: Gene Frauendorfer of Milbrae, CA; sister: Marlene Linnenkamp and husband Jim of Johnstown, CO; sister-in-law Lois Frauendorfer of San Mateo, CA; brother-in-law: Leo Brachtenbach and wife Joan of Omaha, NE; sister-in-law: Mary Ann Waggoner and husband John of Arvada, CO and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Geraldine is preceded in death by her husband: Lawrence, her parents, her parents-in-law, Nick and Katie Brachtenbach (2) brothers, Leonard and Gerald (1) sister Bernice Niemoller and (6) sisters-in-law, Julie Frauendorfer, Helen Hengl, Artie Frauendorfer, Kathryn Pelloni, Cecilia Wilcox, Lauretta Needham and twin grandsons Jason and Jesse Yardley