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John Robert "Jack" Braun Jr.

1930 - 2018
John Robert "Jack" Braun Jr. Obituary
JOHN ROBERT BRAUN (JACK JR) John Robert Braun ("Jack" "JR") passed away at his home in Loleta on January 7, 2018. Jack was born in Boise, Idaho on September 21, 1930, the son of Agnes Elizabeth Evans and Alfred Brown.He was predeceased by his brothers, Alfred Braun and Carl Braun, and his daughter Michelle Braun. Jack leaves behind Pauline Braun, Pamela Jarose-Braun, and his children, Marcia Braun (Peter), John Braun, Jr. (Jay), Kathleen Braun, Jennifer Braun Jensen (Brad), Ryan Braun, his "adopted" son, Bob McKenzie (Connie) and his step-daughter, Cristina Upton. Jack also leaves behind his special friends, Mock Wahlund, Tom Sutton, John Burman, Ken Bareilles, Terri Holmgren Spaulding, John and Mary Caye Wise, Dennis Chism, Dave Brazil, Susan Bingham and Bob Hoopes. Jack settled in Humboldt County in his teens. He attended Humboldt State University and graduated from Boalt Hall Law School at the University of California, Berkeley. He practiced law in Eureka for over 50 years. Jack built the Braun Building at Fourth and J Streets in Eureka in the early 1970's. He also developed a three-phase Farmer's Home subdivision in Fortuna in the late 1980's. Jack enjoyed the outdoors, water skiing, hunting, fishing and hiking in and around the Trinity Alps with the Holmgren and Nord families, and later at Ruth, where he built a beautiful summer home and enjoyed fishing on Ruth Lake. He was most proud of his ranch at Blocksburg, where many of his friends hunted for trophy bucks, played horse shoes and cribbage for hours on end, and told stories by the campfire year after year. Jack also enjoyed classical music, and especially enjoyed playing the piano and singing with his children and friends. A memorial will be held at the Elk's Club, 445 Herrick Avenue, Eureka between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 4, 2018. For all you Super Bowl fans, do not be discouraged; the Elk's has a great flat screen. Please join us for the Double-Feature of a lifetime. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Loleta Fire Department, Hospice of Humboldt, or the . Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com
Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Jan. 25 to Jan. 26, 2018
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