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Bertha Maxine Brauher

January 29, 1934 — February 24, 2023

Gillette

 

Bertha Maxine Brauher, 89, of Gillette, WY, passed away on Friday, Feb 24, 2023 at home, surrounded by loved ones.  A public visitation will be held for her on Monday, March 6, 2023 at Gillette Memorial Chapel from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette, beginning at 11: 00 a.m. Maxine was born to Alfred  (Budge) Matheson and Wilma (Roush) Matheson on January 29th, 1934.  She grew up in the Thunder Basin area and then Gillette, WY.  As a child, she had many adventures with her baby antelope and a pet pig she raised. Maxine always loved all things in nature, the great outdoors, and especially fishing.  She married Max Addison on May 3rd, 1950 and together they had four children:  Vicki (Joe) Schlautmann, Renee Wetherelt, Sherry Addison (all of Gillette), and Mike Addison (of Ontario, Canada).  Sadly, Maxine and the children lost Max to an untimely death in November of 1956.  In December of 1959, Maxine married Robert Steinhoefel and moved to his ranch SE of Gillette.  She kept busy with the kids, 4-H projects, gardening, farming, and raising livestock, along with working a full time job in town.  She and Robert later divorced, after the kids were grown. Throughout her career, Maxine worked for the Highway Service, Farmers Co-Op, and was co-owner and eventually owner of Meadowlark Lodge in the Big Horns.  She returned to Gillette after selling the lodge and then returned to work at Farmers Co-Op until she retired. On December 20th, 1980, she married Dale Brauher Jr. at Meadowlark Resort.  They spent many happy years working, hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending time with family.  She gained another daughter, Kammy Trullinger of New Underwood, SD, when she and Dale married, and whom she loved very much.  With Dale’s passing in 2018, Maxine moved in with daughter Renee, where she very much enjoyed having morning coffee on the deck and listening to the birds singing.  At the time of her passing, Maxine still lived with Renee. Maxine is survived by her brother, Bill Clouse (Gillette), and sister, Shirley Eisele (Billings, MT); her five children; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Max Addison, Dale Brauher Jr.; sisters, Lynette Reed and Jeananne Matheson; son-in-law, Tom Wetherelt; daughter-in-law, Susan Addison; and granddaughter, Naomi Trullinger. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com

 

 

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