Carol M. (Smelcer) Braund

Carol Mae Braund, age 78, of Camp Douglas died on Tuesday October 15, 2019 at her home with her family by her side. Carol was born May 30, 1941 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to Joshua and Alma (Sager) Smelcer of Necedah, WI. Carol grew up in Necedah along with 2 brothers James and Robert, and a sister JoAnn. Carol was a 1959 graduate of the Necedah High School.

Carol was united in marriage to Richard John Braund on October 13, 1962 in Necedah, WI. They then moved to New Berlin, WI, where Richard worked for Briggs & Stratton, and Carol worked for Kmart in Brookfield, WI. Carol and Richard were blessed with 2 children, Rhonda and Gregory. Carol enjoyed bicycling, traveling with Richard, going camping, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Carol leaves behind a husband of 57 years, Richard of Camp Douglas, her daughter Rhonda (Terry) Minton of Greenfield WI, a son Gregory (Maria) Braund of New Berlin WI, 4 grandchildren; Brittany (Adrian) Perez of Yorkville IL, Shannon Kaurich of Big Bend WI, and Gabriella and Chloe Braund of New Berlin WI, 2 great grandchildren Lilly and Noah Perez, her sister JoAnn (Al) Ballering of Eau Claire WI, her brother, Robert (Joanne) Smelcer of Baraboo WI. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother James.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday October 19, 2019 at 11:00a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church (1106 S. Main St.) in Necedah, WI. Pastor Roger Erdman will officiate.

Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation at the Hare Funeral Home (217 W. Pearl St) in New Lisbon on Friday October 18, 2019 from 5:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. Friends may also call at the church on Saturday from 10:00a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in the Hustler Cemetery. The Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon is assisting the family with services. Online condolences are available at