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Carol Brausen

Carol Marie Brausen (Bowes)

Friday, November 26th, 1937 - Friday, October 18th, 2019
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Carol M Brausen (Bowes), age 81, of Madison, passed away peacefully at her own home of 57 years, with her daughter holding her hand and her five dogs laying next to her. She lost her battle with cancer but fought it like she lived her life; giving it everything she had. Carol with born Nov. 26th, 1937 in Madison, WI to Benjamin & Marion Bowes (DeRenzo). She was a fiery soul, but was a caretaker by nature, which is why she worked in the medical field, specializing in custom braces and ostomies. She helped many patients in her years working at Prescription Pharmacy and Badger Medical, along with serving many local hospitals. Carol was a feisty, quick witted, strong woman who loved to bake & cook. She had the curse of brutal honesty and speaking her mind, calling it how she saw it, and didn't sugar-coat anything. That being said, she was always there for her family, friends, and a host of extended family via the friends of her children, who she always had an ear available if you wanted to talk.
Carol is survived by her children; Charles "Chuck" Brausen & Becky Brausen, her grandchildren: Zach "Chuck" & Kyrra Fury, her siblings Tom (Elena) Bowes, Susie (Joe) Brusca, Julie Bowes, and her devoted fur babies (Buster, Bernie, Pebbles, Ruger, and Lexi). She is preceded in death by her grandparents (Louis & Millie DeRenzo), her parents (Benjamin & Marion Bowes), first husband; Howard Gerken, the husband of her children; Bernie Brausen, and countless other pets.
A Christian Mass will be held on Thursday, Oct 24th, 2019, at 11am at St. James Catholic Church, 1204 St James Ct, Madison. A visitation will precede the mass from 10am until the time of service. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Carol's special Earth angel; Karen Kallerud, her oncologist; Dr. Toby Cambell, and the Heartland Hospice staff, especially; Denise, Danielle, Nicole, & Stephanie, who gave amazing love and support to all of us throughout this journey.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 24th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, October 24th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Good Shepherd Catholic Parish
    1204 St. James Ct
    Madison, Wisconsin 53715
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  • Service

    Thursday, October 24th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, October 24th, 2019 11:00am
    Good Shepherd Catholic Parish
    1204 St. James Ct
    Madison, Wisconsin 53715
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Hank Brausen families

Posted at 04:22pm
Dear cousins,
A tree will be planted in memory of your Mom Carol. We hope that this gift to the world will bring you comfort now and in the years ahead.
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Posted at 02:11pm
My deepest condolences to Becky, Chuck, Zach, and Kyrra I will never forget Carol's delicious apple cake
May Carol's soul rest in peace

Neda Nabavi & Demetrios Parliaros

Posted at 07:45pm
May your mother’s spirit shine bright upon you and your family. Wishing you strength during this difficult time.
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