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Toni M. Braness Sept. 1, 1954 - March 12, 2009

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WILLMAR -- Antoinette "Toni" Marie Braness, 54, of Willmar died Thursday in Chaska.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be at a later date.

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Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

She was born Sept. 1, 1954, in Minneapolis to Milton and Patricia (Notaro) Hanson. She grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from St. Anthony High School in 1973. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis with a degree in English. She moved to Willmar and worked at ACMC in the billing department and with Kandiyohi County Public Health. She later became the director of Pact 4 Families Collaborative in Willmar. She was a member of Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar.

She is survived by her husband: Jim of Willmar; children: Edward Braness, Michelle (and Randy) Thomas, Becky Braness and Robbie Braness (and fiancée, Amanda Andrews), all of Willmar; three grandchildren; her father; siblings: Steve (and Terri) Hanson of Plymouth, Jeff and Holly Hanson of Hill City, Kathi Hanson (and Dave Teague) of Fridley, Theresa Hanson of Minneapolis, Diane Hanson of Minneapolis and Richard (and Julie) Hanson of Champlin.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

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