Sophia Samantha Branchaud, infant daughter of Charles Branchaud and Ashley Hinz, was born full term into the arms of Angels on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, Methodist Campus
Sophia is survived by her parents, Charles and Ashley; paternal grandparents, Patrick and Connie Branchaud of Lyle; maternal grandparents, Amy Bruender of Austin, and Alan Hinz and fiancé Jane Fasbender of Austin; paternal great grandparents, Ronald and Sherry Whalen of Austin, and Fern Rose Branchaud of Staples; maternal great grandparents, John and Betty Bruender of Madison Lake, and Ann Hinz of Fairmont; by her aunts and uncles, cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her paternal great grandfather, Martin Branchaud; maternal great grandfather, Philip Hinz.
Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin with Father James Steffes officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 7 P.M. at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and will continue on Wednesday morning for one hour prior to services, at church. Interment will be in the Bohemian National Cemetery, rural Myrtle. A memorial fund is being established in Sophia’s memory, and may be directed to her family in c/o Worlein Funeral Home, 1801 4th St. N.W., Austin, MN 55912. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.