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Rosella Jane Bragg

March 19, 1941 — May 2, 2023

Rosella Jane Bragg, age 82 passed away at McLaren Bay Region in Bay City, MI on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. She was born on March 19, 1941, to Don and Ida (Thomas) Walter in Chesaning, MI. She lived in West Branch for most of her life.


Rose married Harold Bragg on August 13, 1959. She was a member at the St. Joseph Catholic Church and Council of Catholic Women. Rose worked for the West Branch Rose City School in Nutrition Services. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend. Rose and Harold enjoyed their retirement years in Florida. She loved her husband and family dearly.


Rose is survived by her children, Brenda (Barry) Awrey of West Branch, Greg (Tina) Bragg of West Branch, Dana (Norm) Kline of West Branch, and Dawn (Bill) VanDeCar of Port Orchard, WA; grandchildren, Amber (Jeremy) Akin, Sarah Awrey, Ryan (Lisa) Bragg, Jason (Stephenie) Bragg, Allison (Brian) Bowen, Cameron (Hannah) Bragg, Jeffery (Jena) Freimark, Ashleigh (Michael) Anno, Tiffani (Codey) Freimark, Nathan Freimark, Kimberly (Ben) Pierce, Daniel (Shalon) Kline, Justin (Courtney) Bragg, Dr. William (Brittany) VanDeCar IV, and Kaitlyn (Neil) Hull; and many great grandchildren; brother Ray Walter; sisters Judy (John) Roach, Louise (Tom) Curtis and special friend Herb Tacey; and many extended family members.


She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Kirk, and great granddaughter Emilia.


Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin Wednesday, May 10, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 3:00 p.m. The Celebration of Life Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Father Emmanuel Finbarr will officiate.


Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Joseph Catholic School.


Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com





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Rosary

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Homes - West Branch

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Visitation

Thursday, May 11, 2023

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Funeral Service

Thursday, May 11, 2023

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Burial

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery

, West Branch, MI 48661

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