Funeral services will be at 10:30 am Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury with Pastor Corrine Blissard officiating. Burial will be in Mt Hope Cemetery, Sibley.
Visitation will be 1 hour preceding the service Tuesday at the memorial home. The family suggests memorials be given to Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury or St. Paul Lutheran Church, Forrest.
Mrs. Branz was born June 30, 1917 in Cropsey, IL the daughter of C. Ray and Ruby B. Alford Ward. She married Lyle Emil Branz on November 1, 1941 in Cropsey. He preceded her in death January of 1996.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Edward Ward and two sisters, R. Irene Sweet-Zeller & Gladys Elliott.
Mrs. Branz had been a hairstylist in the Forrest and Fairbury area for over 45 years. She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Forrest.