Paulette Braam

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Paulette Braam

Mrs. Paulette Braam, 59, of Orange City, passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Orange City.

There will be a funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Aldon Kuiper will officiate.

Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today, with the family present from 5-7 p.m., at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Paulette was born on Jan. 10, 1953, in Orange City, the daughter of William J. and Ina Henrietta (Altena) Broek. She was raised on a farm near Sioux Center, where she attended the Christian school. She graduated from Western Christian High School in Hull and Dordt College in Sioux Center, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education.

She made her home in Sioux Center and Terrace, British Columbia, where she was a homemaker and teacher. In 2002, she moved to Orange City, where she was a dietician at the Orange City Municipal Hospital and a caregiver at the Hope Haven Residential Training Center.

Mrs. Braam was a member of the Calvary Christian Reformed Church.

She enjoyed sewing, quilting, playing Sudoku, shopping, and playing with her grandsons. She loved the Orange City Tulip Festival.

Survivors include her daughter and her husband, Amanda and Mark Flikkema, of Spencer; two sons and their wives: Kevin and Nicole Braam, of Lacey, Wash. and Tim and Ashley Braam, of Terrace, British Columbia; three grandsons: Dalton Flikkema, Tyler Flikkema and Ethan Braam; two sisters and their husbands: Rosella and Robert Musselman, of Omaha, Neb., and Rebecca and Mark Van Ommeren, of Orange City; a nephew, Philip Van Ommeren, of Omaha; and two nieces and their husbands, Rachel and Eric Jones, of Yankton, S.D., and Abby and A.J. Korver, of Orange City.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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