Ava A. Bratten 61 of Ashton, NE died Monday, September 7, 2020 near Ashton as a result of a motorcycle accident. Cremation has been held and a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Bratten family at PO Box 62, Ashton, NE.
Ava was born November 11th, 1958 to LeRoy and Beverly (Miller) Landers in Long Beach, California. She grew up all over the United States till her dad got out of the Navy and they settled in Palmer, Nebraska. Ava married Matt Bratten on July 20th, 2007. They lived in Ashton with their three fur babies and one special snake, Roxy. Ava enjoyed spending her free time with Matt riding motorcycles. Ava had a strong faith in God and taught Sunday school when her children were younger. Ava worked on her dairy farm and hauled hay for many years, until she got her CDL and started trucking. She then started to run her own pallet business for 15 years. Ava enjoyed coffee with friends and family, hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, gardening and canning. She also collected guitars and elephants. Ava had a deep connection to all living creatures, especially her four legged creatures - all of them had a name. Ava was a hard-working woman who put her heart and soul into everything she did. Anyone that knew Ava knew she was a force to be reckoned with. To know her was to love her.
Survivors include her husband, Matt Bratten of Ashton, NE; mother, Beverly Landers of Loup City, NE; son, Max (Holly) Miller of Elba, NE; daughter, Emily (Jeremy) Rasmussen of St. Paul, NE; three grandchildren; brothers, Bruce (Ginny) Landers of Grand Island, NE; Leonard (Vicky) Landers of Loup City, NE; sisters, Diana Markvicka of St. Paul, NE; Kim Neeman of Ashton, NE; Becky Hightower of Loup City, NE; numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews and her best friend, Barb Kosmicki. Ava was preceded in death by her father, LeRoy Landers; brother-in-law, Mike Markvicka and great nephew, Braxton Landers
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