Alpphonse Braun

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Braun, Alphonse R.

Alphonse R. Braun, 88, of Malone, died Sunday, January 13, 2013, at St. Agnes Hospital. He was born in St. Peter on January 14, 1924, the son of John and Gertrude Schneider Braun. On April 4, 1951, he married LaVerne R. Schaefer at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Dotyville. Alphonse farmed on the family homestead his entire life retiring in 1986. After retirement he enjoyed helping the boys on the family farm. He was a life-long member of Holy Family-St. Peter's Catholic Church, St. Peter and was a member of the church choir for 65 years. Alphonse was a member of the Catholic Knight Branch No. 19. He enjoyed bowling in the Men's Ledgeview Bowling League and the Tuesday Mixed Bowling League. Alphonse enjoyed all sports. He especially enjoyed his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

SURVIVORS: He is survived by his wife, LaVerne Braun, of St. Peter; two daughters, Mary (special friend, Dean) Rux, of Oregon, WI, and her son, Jeremiah (Heidi) Rux, and their children, Cade and Lukas; Chris (Kurt) Rockweit of Fond du Lac, and their two daughters,Shauna (Mike) Zimmerman, and their children, Rachel, Eli, Kate, Nate; Sheri (Tim) Krempien, and their children, Abby, Ryan, and Nevie. Alphonse is further survived by one brother, Ambrose (Helen) Braun, Taycheedah; nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; six sisters, Martha (Fred) Stephanie, Rose (William) Abler, Olive (Ray) Stephanie, Mary (Peter) Becker, Angela Braun, Sally (Ervin) Schaefer; five brothers, Melchior Braun, Alois (Bernice) Braun, Herman (Mildred) Braun, Isidore (Agnes) Braun and Leander (Germaine) Braun.

VISITATION: Friends may call on Thursday, January 17, 2013, from 10 a.m. to noon at Holy Family Parish-St. Peter's Church, St. Peter. FUNERAL: A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Thursday, January 17, 2013, at noon at Holy Family Parish-St. Peter's Church. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to a in Alphonse's name.

Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For additional information and guest book go to www.ueckerwitt.com

Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Jan. 15, 2013
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