Oct. 5, 1930 — Feb. 9, 2008
SANDUSKY — Joseph C. “Joe” Braun, 77, of Sandusky, died unexpectedly Saturday morning at his home.
He was born Oct. 5, 1930 in Margaretta Township and spent almost 72 years working on the Braun family farm. He graduated from Margaretta High School in 1948 and then served during the Korean Conflict in the Army with the1st Cavalry overseas in Japan in 1955 and 1956.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, attending sessions at Firelands Cardiac Rehab and traveling. In his earlier years he enjoyed flying. He was a lifelong member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, American Legion, and then a 40-year member of Erie County Farm Bureau and Sandusky Cooperative Milk Producers’ Association.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lucy (Brotzki) Braun; children and their spouses, Marian (David) Schild, Jude (Norma) Braun, Timothy (Penny) Braun, Joseph (Debra) Braun, Constance Braun, Richard (Kristin) Braun, Brian (Kelli) Braun, and Suzanne (Ted) Rogachuk; sisters, Rosemary Karich, Catherine Meyers, Therese (Roger) Herold and Sister Mary Sarah Braun, SND; brothers, Gerald Braun and Paul (Sharon) Braun; 19 grandchildren; and well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary (Fitz) Braun and his brother, Bernard Braun.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, where a liturgical service will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Prayers will be said at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky, with the Rev. Christopher Kardzis officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky, Ohio 44870 or the Margaretta Fire Department, 113 South Ave., Castalia, Ohio 44824.