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Braun, David H.

David Harold Braun passed away on May 13, 2014, at the age of 77. He was born on July 16, 1936, in Appleton, WI, to Ambrose and Julia (nee) Bertram Braun. On December 10, 1977, he married Dorothy "Dot" (nee) Johnson Braun at Presentation Church in North Fond du Lac. He became a husband, father, and a grandfather all within 2 years of marriage. He spent his first years in St. Peter with his parents and grandparents. He enjoyed his large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. Later he moved, along with his parents, to North Fond du Lac, where his parents owned a farm. It was there that he attended high school. When he was 18 years old he was hired as an apprentice at Giddings and Lewis of Fond du Lac. He eventually worked in the International Sales department, where he traveled to many foreign countries and entertained many customers at the Fond du Lac location. Before he retired he became a Contract Administrator and was on the Committee for the United States Department of Commerce. He provided technical information and advice to the Department of Commerce as a member of the Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Technical Advisory Committee. In total David worked for G & L for 45 years. Some of his passions were snowmobiling (riding and building his snowmobiles), bird watching especially humming birds, fishing, gardening, barbequing, making jerky, smoking meat, spending many hours doing genealogy, and talking with just about everybody.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years; one daughter, Cheryl (David) Madvin of Spokane, WA; two step-children, Patrick (Diane) Gossman and Lisa Duffy, both of Fond du Lac; five step-grandchildren, David Gossman, Lee (Allison) Gossman, Craig Gossman, Denise (Dan) Kohnke and Cara (Zach) Nimmer, all of Fond du Lac; two step-great grandchildren, Lincoln Gossman and Aria Kohnke. He is further survived by one sister, Elaine (Steve) Rusch of Seattle, WA; two brothers, Jim (Kathy) Braun and Joe (Linda) Braun, both of Fond du Lac; one sister-in-law, Yvonne Braun of Lamartine; one brother-in-law, Richard (Lavada) Johnson of Brooklyn Center, MN; his uncle, Eddie Bertram and aunts, Lyla and Julitta Bertram; many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; maternal and paternal grandparents; one brother, Daniel Braun; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

VISITATION: Friends may call on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Presentation Catholic Church, 701 Michigan Avenue, North Fond du Lac. FUNERAL: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at Presentation Catholic Church, North Fond du Lac with Reverend Michael Bertram officiating. Burial will follow in St. Charles Cemetery.

"The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Sergi who was always there for David, Kristi Blonigen and Jim Hebel for their special care, kindness and expertise and also to the entire staff and volunteers of Hospice Home of Hope who worked tirelessly and provided the very best care possible and always a smile and comforting words to go with it. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For additional information and guestbook go to


Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on May 18, 2014
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