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Mace Brauchla 1954 – 2000
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September 25, 2014
I'd hoped to find a happy you on Facebook or LinkedIn. Instead, more than 14 years after your departure, I learn of it. You were a gifted teacher who taught high-school-me more about self acceptance and the joy of learning than chemistry... but I learned the chemistry too. Thank you for appreciating my unique qualities and building me up. More than 30 years after those summer classes at Purdue, I still remember you fondly.
August 25, 2000
Mace, dear friend, dear generous, bright, funny friend, did you know how much you were loved? I pray that you know now.
May each saint in heaven
Each angel in heaven
Stretching their arms for you,
Smoothing the way for you,
When you go there
Over the river hard to see;
Oh when you go there home
Over the river hard to see.
Peace, dear friend
August 24, 2000
I'm writing from Bangkok Thailand. I met Mace when my World Tour Travels began in January 2000 in Wisconsin. I only spent a few weeks with him but what a man! I think of him still all the time. I'm across the planet and it's been over a month and I'm still sad about it.

When Natty Nation (his neighbor's and my housemates in WI) were gone on tour, Mace would come over with coffee or tea, sometimes wine and cheese. He'd keep me company for hours. He even made a copy of the key to his car for me!!! His philosophy on locks - locks of any kind, have changed me forever.

I feel this loss and have hardly any claim on the man. To Michael and Katie, I say you two are lucky to have known such a man at all, and to be able to call him a father - you must be proud.

I consider myself lucky to have spent a few winter weeks with him. I hope we meet again.

August 23, 2000
i really miss talking to you. you were a very nice and wonderful man. rest in peace
August 23, 2000
Mace Dog,

How many times a day do I think of you and wish I could call you up to tell you a funny story? Countless, my friend, countless. You meant so much to me, more than I'm sure you ever knew. When you sat beside me while I cried for my father, you reached beyond the definitions of a teacher. You became a friend. A dear friend I will cherish forever. Your friendship, laughter, stories, smiles, and hugs will never be forgotten. I only wish we could have one more beer, one more cigarette, one more dance.

Love Always,
Your Imp =)
August 18, 2000
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
August 17, 2000
Dear Mace,
When I was close to death, you came to my side and shared your spirit. Thank you for the laughter, dinosaurs, postcards, steaks and mostly for letting me share time with you. What a blessing to connect. Godspeed.
Love, Lorrie
August 17, 2000
I love you with all my heart, and that will never end. You were and are still my second father. I will never forget all the memories and advice we shared. Thanks for being such a loving, woderful person to me and everyone around you. You will be in my heart forever!

I love you Stephers
August 17, 2000

I thought the world of you while loving you. You were so kind & thoughtful to me & the girls. I prayed every night for you to enjoy a longer life but I guess that wasn't to be. I will miss you (and your stories) very much. Have a quiet & peaceful life. I'll see you later.

August 17, 2000
Even though you cheered for Purdue University, you opened up a whole new world to me through your love for travel and neverending kindness.
August 17, 2000
You made each day at Memorial a memorable one, and your friendship made my job easier. I will always remember our chaperoning the trip to Chicago. Rest peacefully in God's arms. MJ
August 16, 2000
You were an inspiration beyond description in how you showed us all to live life to the fullest. Your memory will live on in the hearts of the many people you touched.
August 16, 2000
Your passing will never take away all the memories I had with you over the last few years. Thanks you for everything, Mace

Rest in peace, my friend

August 15, 2000
May you rest in Peace.
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