Juliann D. "Utch" Branum

Juliann D. "Utch" Branum

PORT CLINTON: Juliann D. "Utch" Branum, 81, of Port Clinton, Ohio died on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.

She was born on February 15, 1931 in Port Clinton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Joseph and Emma Lukac. On September 5, 1953 she married Ralph Branum and he survives.

During her working career she worked as a payroll clerk for US Gypsum. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Port Clinton where she was also a member of the Altar Rosary Society; and also a member of the Magruder Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to cook and was an avid baker, known to many for her delicious "spicecake" and halupki. Her hobbies included bowling as she was a member of the Tuesday Night Ladies League. She also played softball. But what she enjoyed the most was attending her grandchildren's sporting events.

Survivors include her husband: Ralph; children: Judy (Rick) Johannsen, Port Clinton, David (Tricia) Branum, New Windsor, Maryland, Jane Mallernee, Oak Harbor, Don (Sheri) Branum, Milan, Ohio; grandchildren: Ashley (Joe) Walker, Derick Johannsen, Mollie Branum, Mike, Brian, and Joey Mallernee, Justin and Coley Branum; brother: Paul (Joan) Lukac; sister-in-law: Joan Lukac; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother: Joseph Lukac.

Visitation will be held at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton Street, Port Clinton, Ohio on Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 Madison Street, Port Clinton on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 10am with Father John C. Missler officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Donor's choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.neideckerleveckcrosser.com

Funeral Home

Neidecker, Leveck & Crosser
1124 Fulton Street Port Clinton, OH 43452
(419) 732-3141

Published in the News Herald on Dec. 14, 2012