Patricia Lynn (Kluge) Braun

ENDEAVOR - Patricia Lynn (Kluge) Braun, age 73 of Endeavor, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 24, 2023 in Portage, WI.

Patricia (“Pat” or “Patty”) was born July 25, 1950 to Kenneth and Mary (Allen) Kluge in Portage. Pat graduated from Portage High School and attended beautician school in Madison. Her kind heart and willingness to assist others led her to become a Licensed Nurse for Columbia County, working at Wyocena nursing home for many years and finishing her career at Lutheran Social Services working with handicapped residents.

Patricia married her husband Charles Paul Manley in 1971 and were blessed with two children and was remarried to Henry Braun in 1989. She was a very giving person, but also wasn’t afraid to speak her mind and put someone in their place if needed. She was a hard worker, and loved to get dirty working outside. She loved swimming, camping, and campfires with her family. Her greatest love was being “Gramma”. She loved her family and friends, remaining close with many of her cousins, aunts, and uncles. She was especially close to her sisters and a select few others.

Patricia leaves behind two children, Laura L. Manley, Portage; Charles M. Manley and Karen (Rodger) Manley, Westfield; three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren; brother, Dennis (Marla) Kluge; sisters, Jean (Bill) Granger, and Mary (Lance) Clough; and many nieces and nephews.
Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth Kluge and Mary (Allen) Krause, brothers, Gary Kluge, Robert Krause, and Jack Krause.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring with friends and family.

Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.