Paula Ann Kasprowicz was born July 10, 1948 in Braham to Richard and Audrey (Waldhoff) Nelson. She was raised in the Cambridge area and graduated from Cambridge High School. Paula married Walter Braatz. They made their home in Isanti and were the parents of one son. They later divorced. Paula later married Robert Kasprowicz and they made their home in Isanti most of their married life. After Robert’s death she moved to North Branch and then later to Cambridge. Paula loved the Lord. She enjoyed shopping, listening to music and especially visiting with family and friends. Paula always made the family activities.
Paula is survived by her son, Ronald Braatz of Cambridge; mother, Audrey Nelson of Cambridge; 4 brothers, Steve (Bev) Nelson of Chisago City, Tim (Mary) Nelson of Braham, Greg Nelson of Maplewood, Randy (Lynn) Nelson of LaCrosse, Wis.; 3 nieces; 6 nephews and by many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Rev. Howard Skulstad officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, Jan. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. The soloist is Mary Falk and Mary Kay O’Neill will serve as pianist. Nieces serving as honorary pallbearers are Becky Jones, Katie and Emily Nelson. Nephews serving as pallbearers are Nikolas, James, Jeremy, Jason, Kevin and Shawn Nelson. Burial is in Cambridge Union Cemetery.