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Deacon Bernard C. Braun

Died: Sunday, April 20, 2014
Deacon Bernard C. Braun of Largo, Fl died Easter Sunday peacefully at home. He is preceded in death by his wife Norma J. Braun (Reefer), sister Delores A. Cusick, father Carl A. Braun, mother Dorothea A. Braun (Delaney), Joel Law, Jennifer Law, William Reefer, James Reefer.

He is survived by James Braun (brother), Carol Sheppard (sister), Barb Gleason, Ann Duncan, his children: Louis C. Braun (Victoria), Jacqueline L. Ernst (Peter), Lawrence E. Braun (Sheri), Dorothea Bawks (Ron), Helen E. Olsen (Rasch), Cynthia M Larkins (David), Bernard A. Braun (Shawn), Mary E. Harris, Maureen T. Wilcox Jones, William J. Braun (Dawn), 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was born June 2nd, 1927 in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was a Graduate of Shrine of the Little Flower High School in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was a WWII Navy Veteran, Graduate of University of Detroit and Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. He was ordained as a Deaconite of the Roman Catholic Church in October 1988.

He was a devoted parishioner of St. James Church in Ferndale, Michigan. He was a Deacon in service in Ortonville Michigan for 10 years at St. Annes Parish and also at St. Matthews Parish, Largo, Fl for the last 16 years. Past president of Lions Club of Ortonville, Michigan, Lifetime Member of the Knights of Columbus, past Vice-President of the Michigan Truckers Association, past Officer of Heavy Duty Truck Sales and Reefer Truck Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Special thanks to his caregiver Millie M. Chamberlain.

Rite of Committal will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Ortonville Cemetery. Fr. Michael Verschaeve, Celebrant. To send a condolence to the family go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries
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