Fred H. Braun (1944 - 2017)

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Fred H. Braun, 73, passed away in Nashville, Tenn., on Aug. 7, 2017.
Born in Anchorage, Alaska, he was active in Boys Scouts, along with his father, and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from West Anchorage High School, where he played on the varsity basketball team. He went on to graduate from Oregon State University, taking a year off from earning his degree to work rebuilding the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Seward following the 1964 Earthquake.
Returning to Alaska following graduation, Fred began a career in banking, spending most of his time in southeast Alaska, primarily Juneau. He was a great lover of history, particularly Alaskan history, and read extensively on a wide variety of subjects. After 60 years of making Alaska his home, Fred and his wife, Elaine, moved to Paducah, Ky.
Fred loved to drive and see new places. Together, he and Elaine visited numerous cities and states in connection with his wife's quilting business. After having built beautiful furniture for their home, the last several years he concentrated his efforts in making beautiful boxes from a variety of exotic wood. These boxes were special treasures to those fortunate to receive one.
Fred is survived by his wife, Elaine of Paducah; son, Terry Braun (Tammie) of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Sydney and Evan Braun of Denver, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Diana, Pam and Cindy; sisters, Florence Braun Jones (Lyle) of Buckley, Wash., and Faye Braun Palin (Jim) of Wasilla, Alaska; and brother, Forrest Braun (Edd) in Rapid City, S.D.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Irene Braun of Anchorage.
Per his request, there will be no formal service.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Aug. 15 to Aug. 17, 2017