Benita A. "Nita" Braun, 77, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in Montrose, Colo.

She was born March 19,1942, in Victoria to Otto F. and Albina (Kuhn) Dreiling.

She married Robert J. Braun on June 13, 1959, in Victoria.

Survivors include three sons, Larry Braun and Kent Braun, both of Hays, and Rick Braun and wife, Deb, Lucas, Texas; three daughters, Bobbi Jo Braun, Hays, Nicki Zeeman and husband, Richard, Carmel, Ind., and Jodi Martinez, Montrose; two brothers, Norman Dreiling and wife, JoAnn, and Kenneth Dreiling and wife, Patty, all of Victoria; two sisters, Clarita Schumacher and husband, Arlyn, Victoria, and Ruth Weigel and husband, Cecil, Gorham; seven grandchildren, Terri Polifka, Daniel Braun and wife, Alexis, Dylon Braun and wife, Alex, Kristeny Davis and spouse, Taryn, Austin Martinez, Taylor Braun and Dalton Braun; and three great-grandchildren, Paige Polifka-Denson, Leighton Braun and Benton Braun.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Verlin "Vernie" Dreiling; a niece, Kimberly Schumacher; and Robert J Braun.