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John R. Braue

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John R. Braue, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2008. John was born on Oct. 21, 1926 in Flushing, NY, the son of John

Raymond and Katharine, nee Conway, Braue. He graduated in 1944 from Fenwick High School in Oak Park, IL, where he was captain of the swimming team. In 1949 he graduated from the Jesuit University - Loyola Chicago, where he was also captain of the swimming team. He entered the Army on May 10, 1944 as a private soldier and retired as colonel of artillery at Fort Sheridan, honoring him for having distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services as chief of staff of the 86USARCOM. John also retired from Western Diversified Services, an automobile consulting firm, as regional manager. John was united in marriage to his college sweetheart on Feb. 19, 1949, Marian R. Schuster, daughter of Ruth and Ray

Schuster of Western Springs, IL. He is survived by his wife, Marian Braue of Madison; four children, Mary Brown of Philadelphia, PA, Patricia Ugarte of Elgin, IL, Mark (Ann) Braue of Eau Claire and Lawrence (Staci) Braue of Des Moines, IA; eight grandchildren, Robert, Sherri, Dwight, Kyle, Samaya, Martel, David and Celeste; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Katharine

Harris of Harrisburg, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, John Braue on May 10, 1975. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church, 5001 N. Sherman Ave., on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 10 a.m. with Father Roger Nilles officiating. A visitation will be held at Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, WI, on Friday, July 11, 2008 from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of John to The Parkinson Foundation at www.michaeljfox.org Info,

608-249-8257 or

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Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on July 11, 2008
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