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Lueva Irene Parker Brauer
Birth: Dec. 30, 1919
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 2009
Lincoln County
Missouri, USA

My mom ~ "this is the day the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." My mom's favorite saying. She was a Sunday School teacher for years and her students still remember her saying that every Sunday. She had an infectious and hearty laugh, a very social person and would talk to anyone. She was very service oriented and helped others before taking care of herself. From the time I was born, I remember grandpa (her father) living "next door". My parents set up a trailer on the other side of the driveway on our farm, and he lived there until a few months before he died. She took care of us young kids, worked on the farm, canned and froze all of our food that she grew, and held a factory job for a couple of years at night in the 60's. She was a very hard worker, working side by side with my dad. In the 70's my dad built her a greenhouse and she had the best flower garden you have ever seen. She was an amazing woman....and I miss her so.

WINNEBAGO - Lueva Irene (Parker) Brauer, 89, of Winnebago died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, in the home of her son, in Troy, Mo., surrounded by her children. Born Dec. 30, 1919, in Rockford, the daughter of Vilas and Huldah Jane (Hanford) Parker. Raised in Lincoln Park; confirmed at Messiah Lutheran Church, Rockford; and graduated from Winnebago High School in 1937. Married Harold E. Brauer on Feb. 9, 1940, in Messiah Lutheran Church, and farmed in Winnebago all their married life. Active member of First Presbyterian Church, teaching Sunday school and Bible school, choir member, Mary Martha Circle and very active in United Presbyterian Women. Also was a member of Winnebago Garden Club, Winnebago and Rockford card clubs, and Winn-Boone Holstein Club, and volunteered at Rockford Memorial Hospital for many years. She loved going to her grandchildren's sporting events. Her passion was working side by side with her husband in her large flower and vegetable garden, and graciously hosted garden walks that were open to the public at the family farm. Lueva is lovingly survived by Randy (Pat) Brauer, Orangeville, Parker (Mary), Troy, MO, Connie (Chas) Chaney, Sterling, Allyn, Fox Lake; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother DuWayne in Ohio, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband, Harold Brauer; daughter, Cherie Brauer; brother, Philo Parker; and daughter-in-law, Kathy Brauer. Service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in First Presbyterian Church. Burial in Winnebago Cemetery.

Special thanks to D. Frederick Birely for sponsoring my mom's page.

Family links: 
  Vilas Lorne Parker (1878 - 1968)
  Huldah Jane Hanford Parker (1886 - 1934)
  Harold Everett Brauer (1917 - 1982)*
  Cherie Darlene Brauer (1941 - 2004)*
  Randy John Brauer (1945 - 2010)*
  Fayola Parker (1905 - 1905)*
  Philo Loren Parker (1907 - 2004)*
  DuWayne Russell Parker (1912 - 2012)*
  Lueva Irene Parker Brauer (1919 - 2009)
*Calculated relationship
Winnebago Cemetery
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: LOU member #47653322
Originally Created by: Loren Carlson
Record added: Jan 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46672020
Lueva Irene <i>Parker</i> Brauer
Added by: LOU member #47653322
Lueva Irene <i>Parker</i> Brauer
Added by: LOU member #47653322
Lueva Irene <i>Parker</i> Brauer
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♫ Happy Birthday ♫
- Arleta ♥
 Added: Dec. 30, 2015

- Esther Kinder
 Added: Dec. 29, 2015
Miss everything you used to do to make the holidays special. Remembering the candles you made, the cookies, divinity (no nuts please), setting a beautiful table, your rolls....yum. Miss your love.
- LOU member #47653322
 Added: Dec. 24, 2015
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