Danielle J. Braun, age 47 of Highland, IL, died Friday, November 29, 2019, at her residence in Highland, IL.
She was born on March 18, 1972, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Daniel and Mardel (nee Neudecker) Braun.
She was a former member of Edwardsville YMCA.
Danielle was born in Highland and was developmentally disabled her whole life. She attended Belleville East High School and graduated from Triad High School in 1993. She worked at Pizza Hut and Clean Uniform for approximately 9 years. She then worked at Community Link in Breese since 2003. She enjoyed all types of music, camping, jigsaw puzzles, watching TV and she loved family gatherings. She participated in Special Olympics in Track and Field events and her favorite event was bowling. She had won local and state medals. In 1996 her family was “Family of the Year” for the state of Illinois.
Survivors include :
Father – Daniel J. Braun, Highland, IL
Mother – Mardel L. Braun nee Neudecker, Highland, IL
Aunts and Uncles – Many .
Cousins – Many .
Friends – Many .
She was preceded in death by :
Maternal Grandfather – LaRue H. “Larry” Neudecker – Died 11/30/1984
Maternal Grandmother – Martha A. Neudecker nee Ainscough – Died 9/17/1993
Paternal Grandfather – Gerald A. Braun
Paternal Grandmother – Catherine —- Braun nee Bauman
Step Paternal Grandmother – Marjorie — Braun nee Loy
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 03, 2019, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL .
Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 03, 2019, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL, with Chaplain Jeff Rush officiating.
Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Link Region II Team – Special Olympics.