Chris Bruan, who bravely made her way to center court at St. Michael-Albertville High School just a few days ago for the school basketball program’s Coaches Vs. Cancer Event, ended her 12-year battle versus cancer on Monday, Feb. 5. She was 46.
A proud mother to Tyler and his sisters, Kaitlyn and Nikki – her husband Eric said she “lived for Jesus” every step of the way.
Visitation is set for today, Friday, Feb.9 at NorthRidge Fellowship on Main Street in Rogers from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services are set for noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at NorthRidge, with visitation one hour prior to the service. There will be a luncheon after funeral services.
Here is the full obituary from the Braun family:
With our great sadness, Chris Braun passed away on February 5, 2018 at the age of 46 alongside her family in her husband’s arms. She boldly battled cancer for the past 12 years, alongside her family, proudly living for Jesus every step of the way. She believed for her miracle of healing, and received them, and is truly completely healed in heaven. Chris lived life upbeat, optimistic and with a smile. She was a light in the darkness, proclaiming her faith and the goodness of God. Chris lived by Psalms 27:1 “The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?” She was not afraid!
Chris was born on December 21, 1971 in Brainerd to Dale and Joan Swift. She has 2 brothers, Dale and Don and 4 loving grandparents. Chris graduated from Brainerd High School and went to St. Cloud State University. Upon graduation, she moved to the Twin Cities to be an accountant. In 1997, Chris met Eric Braun at work and started dating. Chris married her best friend, Eric, on May 15, 1999 and shortly after moved to St. Michael. They have 3 precious kids Tyler (17), Kaitlyn (15), and Nikki (12). Chris spent her time at countless sporting events cheering on those kids. She cherished family time, from boating, camping, travelling to 44 states in the many RV trips, sewing, gardening, fashion, shopping, bible studies and her love of reading. She took great pride in driving erratically “attempting” to knock off her wonderful family off the tubes. Every morning, Chris could be found on her chair in the living room doing her bible study, reading the bible, and praying for us.
Chris was a loving wife, mother, aunt, sister, daughter and friend to many. She will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations, which will be put into an education fund for Tyler, Kaitlyn and Nikki and for additional charities, such as Caring Bridge.