Charlotte Rae Brauer

Charlotte Rae Brauer

Charlotte Rae Brauer, 87, of Belleville, formerly of New Glarus, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017. She was born on March 13, 1930 to Charles J. and Susan (Schneider) Hoesly.

Charlotte graduated from New Glarus High School in 1948. On February 26, 1950, she was united in marriage to Elden O. Brauer at Swiss Evangelical and Reformed Church in New Glarus. She worked in several New Glarus restaurants, including the A & W, the bowling alley and the town edge. In 1975, she started working for the Green County Sherriff’s Department in the kitchen. After 20 years of service with the county, she retired in 1995. In her retirement, she enjoyed helping with funeral luncheons at Swiss UCC.

Charlotte enjoyed gardening, visits from family near and far, and solving crossword puzzles.

She was a life-long member of Swiss United Church of Christ.

Charlotte is preceded in death by her parents, husband, great-grandson Devin, sister Bernice and niece Irene.
Charlotte is survived by her children: Bill (Linda) Brauer of Euless, TX, Susan Brauer of Cross Plains, Kent (Nancy) Brauer of Dayton and Jane (Maynard) Wahl of New Glarus. Grandchildren Robert Brauer, Gina (Jason) Tank, Dane (Lauren Berkholtz) Wojciehowski, Heather (Eric) Emberson, Jonathan (Nicole) Brauer and 7 great-grandchildren: Harley, Holly and Catrina Emberson, Mason Fuerst, Piper Hefty, Aubrey and Landen Tank. She is further survived by her brother Chuck, who was more of a son to her than a brother, and a special friend Mae Beckwith.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, May 4, at Swiss United Church of Christ with Rev. Kimberly Moeller officiating, with burial in the Swiss Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 4 to 7 pm at the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home, 29 Sixth Ave., New Glarus.

Pallbearers will be her five grandchildren along with her nephew, Bret Hoesly.

The Zentner Beal Funeral Home is serving the family.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at