Leona Anita Braun

March 17, 1928 ~ June 26, 2021 (age 93)


Leona Anita Braun, 93, Rib Falls, died Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born March 17, 1928 in the Town of Holton, daughter of the late Herbert and Amanda (Junker) Jacobi.  On May 31, 1950 she married Floyd Braun at Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Marathon.  He preceded her in death on April 20, 2006.

Leona worked as a one room schoolteacher locally.  She and Floyd farmed in the Town of Rib Falls from 1950 until they retired.  Leona regularly attended the concerts of the old timer’s band and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol (William) Birkholz, Athens, two grandsons, John and Otto Birkholz, Athens, and a brother, Orville Jacobi, Aniwa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, Clarence Jacobi, Melvin Jacobi, Gilbert Jacobi, Lloyd Jacobi, Erma Stange, Bernette Kurth, Berniece Roeder, Roland Jacobi, Herbert Jacobi, Clara Jacobi and Ruth Jacobi.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Town of Rib Falls.  Reverend Jon Hadler will officiate.  Burial will be in the Edgar cemetery.  Visitation will be held Friday, July 2, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the church and again on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of the service.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at

To send flowers to Leona's family, please visit our floral store.


July 2, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church - Rib Falls
Cnty Hwy U
WI, 54426 US

Funeral Service
July 3, 2021

11:00 AM
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church - Rib Falls
Cnty Hwy U
WI, 54426 US

© 2021 Peterson Kraemer Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy