Catherine Branham, age 87 of Chesterton, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011 in
She was born
February 5, 1924 in Valparaiso, to Henry E. and Hazel (Broad) Bockelmann,
who preceded her in death.
She was married
on May 29, 1946 in Liberty Township, to James O. Branham, who preceded her
survived by her sons, Robert (Peggy) Branham of Merrillville, and William
(Mary) Branham of Chesterton; daughter-in-law, Judy Branham of Chesterton;
eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in
death by a son, James H. Branham.
Catherine was a
member of the Republican National Committee and the Farm Bureau Leader Group
and was also a 4-H Leader. Catherine helped out on the family farm while
growing up and through her entire life, and worked at the steel mills in
Gary during World War II. After marriage, Catherine worked at home taking
care of her family.
will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, with Pastor John Allen officiating.
Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.
be held Wednesday, June 8, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
condolences may be left for the family at