Las Vegas, Nev. Lorna Marie Braun, age 63, of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, after a short illness. She was born Jan. 15, 1950, to Elbert and Lydia (Nase) Haase, in Blue Earth. Lorna graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1968 and received a bachelor's degree from Concordia College, St. Paul. She later received an Accounting AA from Lakeshore Community College near Sheboygan, Wis.
Lorna married Neil L. Braun on July 7, 1973, near Blue Earth. The couple lived in Reedsburg, Oshkosh, and Howards Grove, Wis., before moving to Las Vegas in 1989. Lorna taught at a Lutheran school in Reedsburg, was Village Clerk/Treasurer in Howards Grove and worked in banking in Las Vegas before retiring in 2004.
Lorna is survived by her husband, Neil; her brothers, Donald (LeOna) Haase, Paul (Virginia) Haase, and Kenneth (Cathy) Haase, all of Blue Earth; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and three sisters, Marion Tesch, Helen Tesch, and Karen Loftis.
A Memorial Service was held Nov. 26, 2013, at Community Lutheran Church, in Las Vegas. Her remains will be interred in rural Blue Earth at a later date.