Carl Edward "Bo" Brauer (1934 - 2014)

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Carl Edward "Bo" Brauer, 80, of Altamont, passed away peacefully at 9:50 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at St. John's Hospital CCU in Springfield.
Cremation rites were accorded per Bo's wishes. Private burial rites will be conducted at Union Cemetery in Altamont at a later date. Kull Funeral Chapel in Altamont was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry or School Backpack Food Program, both of Altamont, or donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at
Mr. Brauer was born on April 10, 1934, at the old St. Anthony's Hospital in Effingham, the son of Harry and Helen Schutte Brauer.
He graduated from Altamont High School with the class of 1952 and continued his education, receiving a bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.
He was self-employed, involved with accounting tax preparation and insurance. His previous employment had been auditing with the state of Illinois Department of Mental Health and production control with Essex Wire Corp in Decatur. He was also a field auditor for Montgomery Ward and Co. in stores located in several states, as well as store controller at Ward's stores in Munster, Ind., and Decatur. He was a veteran of the Army, receiving his honorable discharge in 1955. He served as mayor Altamont from 1979-99; was a member of the Independent Accounting Association of Illinois and the Altamont Chamber of Commerce; a life member of VFW Post 7676 of Altamont, serving as commander; and life member of American Legion Post 512 of Altamont.
He is survived by his wife, Susan M. Brauer; son, Bob Huffman; daughter, Ricki and her husband Dick Morrison; grandsons, Matt Morrison and his wife Kara, and Michel Morrison and friend Amanda Hovis; and great-grandchildren, Wade, Lani, Hallye and Eden Morrison.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 10 to Nov. 19, 2014
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