Sophia Samantha Branchaud

Published 7:47 am Monday, July 4, 2016

160705 BranchaudSophia Samantha Branchaud, infant daughter of Charles Branchaud and Ashley Hinz, was born full term into the arms of Angels on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, Methodist Campus.

Sophia is survived by her parents, Charles and Ashley; paternal grandparents, Patrick and Connie Branchaud of Lyle; maternal grandparents, Amy Bruender of Austin, and Alan Hinz and fiancé Jane Fasbender of Austin; paternal great grandparents, Ronald and Sherry Whalen of Austin, and Fern Rose Branchaud of Staples; maternal great grandparents, John and Betty Bruender of Madison Lake, and Ann Hinz of Fairmont; by her aunts and uncles, cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her paternal great grandfather, Martin Branchaud; maternal great grandfather, Philip Hinz.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin with Father James Steffes officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and will continue on Wednesday morning for one hour prior to services, at church. Interment will be in the Bohemian National Cemetery, rural Myrtle. A memorial fund is being established in Sophia’s memory, and may be directed to her family in c/o Worlein Funeral Home, 1801 Fourth St. NW, Austin, Minnesota, 55912.

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