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Eva M. Bratsch

Eva May Bratsch died Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Community.


Eva was born on June 6, 1921 in Lake Crystal, Minnesota to Henry and Ina (Bowen) Ott. She grew up and attended school in Wells, MN. On June 4, 1938, Eva was united in marriage to Denver Bratsch in Northwood, IA and together they had six children. She was a member at Assembly of God, the Woman’s Missionary Council, Morning Coffee Club, and Senior Saints. Some of Eva’s hobbies included crocheting, cooking, and reading the Bible. She enjoyed family lunches, watching Christian TV, and sharing a conversation with anyone.


Eva is survived by her children, Gloria (Neil) Thompson, Joyce (Dale) Willner, Ronald Bratsch, Dianna O’Rourke, Wayne (Sharon) Bratsch, and Jean Miller; fifteen grandchildren; twenty- three great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; and a brother, Hank Ott.


Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Bratsch; parents, Henry and Ina Ott; brothers, Elmer Ott, Gordon Ott, Glen Ott, and two sisters in infancy.


There will be a private family service held at a later date. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

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I loved my mom

Wayne Oct 21 2020 12:00 AM

Eva was a lovely woman. I thought of her often. She always would stop and say hi. She never said a bad word about anyone.
I won't forget the Sunday at church I was walking out after service and she was sitting in awe looking at me strange. I asked her what was wrong. She said, I thought you was an angel. As I was walking up to her I was an angel. That has stuck with me all these years. I always think about that. She was the Angel because of that day she made me so happy with her beautiful smile and what she had said to me. She always has a special place in my heart . I know she's has been greeded with open arms in Heaven.R.I.P. EVA.

Judy Schreiber Aug 1 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eva Bratsch

Marie Miest Aug 1 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences.

Susan Hertges Aug 1 2019 12:00 AM