Esther Braget, born to Peder & Ella (Handeland) Roragen on March 9, 1940 passed away February 21, 2021.
Survived by her long-time companion Charlie Peltier; daughters Brenda (Wade) Haugen, and Denise Bohlmann; grandchildren Jesse (Allison), Alex (Sophie), and Diane; sister Pearl Uhlir; & the extended Roragen, Braget & Peltier families; & many other dear family and friends.
Preceded in death by her husband Eugene (Butch) Braget, and brothers Ernest & Ervin.
She grew up on a farm near Bejou, MN. Attended Bejou School & graduated from Mahnomen High School. In 1959, she married Eugene (aka Gene or Butch) Ivan Braget. Gene & Esther resided and raised the girls in Crystal, MN. Gene passed away in 2002
Esther worked for Target in Crystal, MN & retired after 39 years of service.
She met boyfriend Charlie Peltier in 2004. For several years they resided in Esther’s home in Crystal, Charlie’s Brainerd cabin, & wintered in Donna, TX.
Besides her family, she deeply loved her Pomeranian dog, Ginger.
Some of her favorite hobbies included playing cards with family and friends, ballroom & square dancing, cooking and eating lutefisk at Christmas-time, canning, making krum-kake & rosettes, camping and traveling. She enjoyed doing the crypto-gram puzzle with Lucille, country music & watching birds, especially cardinals.
Her Norwegian heritage was her pride & joy. She & Gene loved their ancestry tour to Norway. She said “uff-da” frequently.
Visitation from 5-8PM Thursday, 2/25 by appointment at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 34 2nd St. NE, Osseo, MN 55369. Please call the funeral home at 763-424-4000 to reserve a time spot.
Memorials preferred to Gianna Homes or Brighton Hospice.
These people are wonderful. They went over and above in every possible way to help us with funeral arrangements, the visitation, service and burial, despite the fact that we had a limited budget. They were patient, kind, and treated us like family. This is a funeral home you can trust. Thank you, Evans-Nordby.