Mary Braunagel


Mary Edna Braunagel, 86, of Bismarck, passed away on April 20, 2022 at her home, by the side of her loving husband, Alvin. She went to be with her God peacefully in her sleep after a few weeks of hospice care.

She will be memorialized in a private Christian service, followed by burial at the Chaseley Cemetery in late Spring.

Mary was born on June 16, 1935 to Harold and Sybil Rhoads in Hurdsfield, ND. She is pre-deceased by her parents and siblings: Harold, Carmen and Luther.

On October 26, 1952, she married Alvin Braunagel of Chaseley, ND. During their near 70 years of devoted marriage they had five children: Carmela, Guynell, Bradley, Stephen and Stewart. Her family and friends knew her as a loving, loyal Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Mary and Alvin enjoyed a long retirement traveling the U.S and Europe, shuttling between homes in North Dakota and Texas, seeing family and friends along the way and making friends wherever they travelled and lived.

Mary leaves behind the love and adoration of her husband Alvin and her children: Carmela (Paul), Guynell (Lynn), Bradley (Joyce) and Stewart (Edwina), and will now join son Stephen in the hereafter. Her grandchildren (Nici, Breana, Joshua, Jessica, Jenna, Stephenie, Nicholas and Victoria,) and her great-grandchildren (Mikayla, Garret, Brextin, Holden, Scotlynn, Spencer, Harper, Hazel, Hudsyn, Boone, Scotlyn and Kacie) remember her lovingly.

To watch the video of the service please click here.

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so very sorry to hear of your loss. Mary was a very special lady who will be deeply missed. May your memories bring you comfort and also knowing she is now illness free. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. In deepest sympathy, Nathan & Bev Hart

When I think of Mary, I think of Watford City library… we had many great visits and discussed what the next great book to read. Our sympathies to you and your families. Ron and Karen Broderson

I always remember visiting Aunt Mary at their houses at Johnson’s Corner and Watford City. We were visiting Aunt Mary and Uncle Alvin when they first walked on the moon and we watched it on tv. We liked to listen to her stories about her service on the ambulance. Mary was also my mom’s best friend even though they were sisters. She is already missed. We pray for comfort and understanding for Alvin and family at this time.

Deepest sympathies dear Alvin & family. Such a wonderful lady and always enjoyed her company. Take care of yourself.

Sorry for your loss, hugs snd comforting prayers for your family Stewart and Edwina.

I’m sorry to hear of your loss, Alvin. Sincerest sympathy to you and your family.
Duane Tessier

Mary was a wonderful lady, May God hold you close.

So sorry for your loss