Robert H. "Bud" Braugh, 98
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Robert H. "Bud" Braugh, 98, of Logansport, passed away at 10 p.m., May 4, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his family.
He was born on February 13, 1915, in Wolcott, to the late Fred H. and Mary Margaret (Werne) Braugh. On August 6, 1939, in Logansport, he married Helen Marie Luplow. She died January 8, 2005.
Bud was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Monticello.
He ran track while in high school, and was an expert swimmer.
Bud had lived in the Monticello community until moving to Lake Cicott forty years ago.
He had worked for the US Postal Service for twenty years, and owned and operated Braugh's Tavern for twenty-five years, both of Monticello, retiring in 1958.
Bud was a United States World War II Navy Veteran.
He was a member of the Monticello United Methodist Church of Monticello, and the Elks Lodge of Harlingen, Texas.
Bud spent every winter in Texas for several years, after he retired.
He also was a member of the American Legion Post 81 of Monticello.
Bud and Babe Gilkerson founded the Lake Freeman Boat and Ski Club in Monticello.
He was one of the first in Indiana to have a Chinchilla Ranch, the "Hoosier Chinchilla Ranch".
In later years, he enjoyed gardening, fishing, and dancing.
Surviving are daughter, Bonnie (Dennis) Clark of Battle Ground; grandchildren, Michael Clark of Coral Springs, Fla., Rebecca Kosten of Leonardtown, Md., Chris Clark of Lafayette, and Aimee Clark of West Lafayette; great-grandchildren, Brenton and Kaitlyn Clark, Joseph and Matthew Kosten, Mia, Jaeda, and Hannah Clark; sister, Marjorie Kilmer of Monticello; several nieces and nephews; and special friend and caregiver, Robin Valentine.
Bud was preceded in death his parents, Fred H. and Mary Margaret Braugh; wife, Helen Marie Braugh; and brother, Lowell Braugh.
Visitation will be from noon to 2:00 p.m., May 7, 2013, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello. Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m., May 7, 2013, at the funeral home.
Burial with full military rites by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard will be at the I.O.O.F. Riverview Cemetery of Monticello.
Memorials may be given to the wishes of the donor.
Published in the Journal & Courier from May 5 to May 6, 2013