Robert G. "Bob" Brann, 88, of New Baden, Ill., born March 7, 1928, in Harvard, Ill., died Sunday, August 21, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.
Mr. Brann was a civil service computer systems analyst at Scott Air Force Base for over 32 years; and a Korean Conflict Veteran in the 2nd Infantry Artillary. He was a member of Zion UCC in New Baden, the Trenton Masonic Lodge 109 where he was a member since 1967, and served as past master and secretary for many years; a 30 year member and past patron of the Order Of Eastern Star 756, a member since 1986 of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rites 32nd Degree, the Noble of Ainad Temple Uniformed Unit where he was past commander in 2007, the New Baden American Legion Post 321, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Bob loved his family and friends, traveling in his younger days, and "his chair". He was "one of three Bob's" in the Brann, Welch, and Wager families.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret A. Schaefer, Brann, whom he married on March 17, 1950, in St. Louis, Mo., and who preceded him on July 19, 1998; a son, Brad Brann; a step-son, David Shuberg; and his parents, Charles and Esther, nee Milligan, Brann.
Surviving are his wife, Carol D. Goodwin Brann, whom he married in October 1999 at Zion UCC, New Baden, Ill.; two daughters, Lori (Rob) Welch of Mascoutah, Ill., and Michelle Brann of Marion, Ill.; a step-son, Thomas Shuberg of Houston, Texas; two step-daughters, Linda Woolever and Nancy (Roger) Hula all of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Jeremy Brann, and Brendan and Nathan Welch; a great-granddaughter, Savannah Brann; and a sister-in-law, June Riess of Mascoutah, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
, or Zion UCC Building Fund, and will be received at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: nordikefuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at Nordike Funeral Home, New Baden, Ill., and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Zion United Church of Christ, New Baden, Ill.There will be a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. followed by a Legion of Honor walk through Wednesday at the funeral home.
Funeral: A Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Zion United Church of Christ, New Baden, Ill., with Rev. Gretchen Sterrett officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmount Cemetery, New Baden, Ill.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Aug. 23, 2016