Ione C. Braun, 97 ½ of Casper, Wyoming, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022, in her home.
Ione was born on April 3, 1925, to Benjamin and Emma (Jeseritz) Warnke in Posen Township, Wood Lake, MN.
Prior to her first marriage to Earl Wilkening and until his death in 1969, Ione was an accomplished singer and played several instruments in various bands in the Wood Lake, MN area.
Ione was married for a second time, to Eldred Braun of Casper, Wyoming in 1971. Ione worked at Lou Tauberts Ranch Outfitters in Casper for 44 years, retiring at age 91.
She is survived by a son Dale (Nancy) Wilkening; grandchildren, Tara Wilkening, Robert (Cheryl) Wilkening, Andrew (Sandy) Wilkening, Angie Wilkening, Rudenick Wilkening and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Earl Wilkening and her second husband Eldred Braun as well as son Gene Wilkening, her parents and siblings Adeline, Marvin, Ordella, Orlet and Roland.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.