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BRAUN, John C.


Posted By: Sharon R. Becker (email)
Date: 11/9/2017 at 22:04:28

Obituary ~ John C. Braun
November 04, 1929 ~ Octobr 27, 2017

The Globe Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
October 29, 2017

Mason City - John C. Braun, 87, of Mason City, passed away Friday, October 27, at the Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City, Iowa. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 2, at Epiphany Parish/St. Joseph Catholic Church, 302 Fifth St. S.E., Mason City, with Rev. Neil Manternach officiating. Inurnment will be at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery in Mason City.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, with a scriptural wake service at 6:30 p.m.

John, son of Alois and Elizabeth, was born on November 4, 1929, on a small farm in Rochester, Minnesota. Growing up, he milked cows, raised vegetables to sell at local stores, fished the Zumbro River, trapped muskrats and hunted with his dog Boots. He graduated from Lourdes Catholic High School in 1949, where he sang in the Glee Club and played basketball and football. John married Ginger on January 13, 1951, in Rochester, Minnesota. She was the love of his life.

John had a long career in the shoe business, starting with Hurrle Brothers Shoe Company in Rochester, Minnesota, and LaCrosse, Wisconsin; and then at Stevenson’s and Brown’s Shoe Fit Company in Mason City. John tackled life with enthusiasm, whether he was fishing or playing cards, lawn darts or pool. He introduced his kids to his favorite trout streams during their childhood.

John would say the simple things in life are the best: the warmth of the sun on your face, the tug of a fish on your line and a good meal shared with family and friends.

John is survived by his five children, Steve (Jean) Braun of Prairie Village, Kansas; Lynn (Patrick) Walters of Johnston, Iowa; Teri (John) Sheehy, David (Dawn) Braun, and Lisa (Roger) Schinagel, of Mason City; brother Nick (Mary) Braun of Rochester, Minnesota; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other loving family members.

John was preceded in death by his parents, six siblings and wife, Ginger.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2017


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