Shawn M. Braner
SPRINGFIELD - Shawn M. Braner, 37, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2013.
He was born in Springfield, Ill., on December 23, 1975, to Michael and Sandy (Bull) Braner.
Shawn was formerly employed by the Springfield Police Department and currently employed as an HVAC technician for Design Air Heating and Cooling. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, four-wheeling and monster trucks. He also loved animals and was a loyal Tennessee Titans fan.
He is survived by a son, Shawn Austin Murphy of Springfield; his parents, Sandy (Bob) Rogers of Springfield and Michael Braner of Sterling; sister, Noelle (Travis) Crocker of Springfield; grandmoth-er, Barb Braner of Pleasant Plains; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alfred and Genevieve Braner and Milburn and Elsie Bull.
A visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home. Private family services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League.