Linus U. 'Brownie' Braun and Virginia D. 'Ginny’ Braun

Linus U. “Brownie” Braun, 77, and his wife, Virginia D. “Ginny’ Braun, 72, of Fort Recovery, passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, from injuries suffered from an auto accident in Auglaize County.

He was born on June 5, 1936, in St. Peter, to the late Stephen and Rosella (Minnich) Braun. She was born on Sept. 28, 1940, in St. Marys, to the late Edward and Mary (Baker) Winhover.

They were married on May 13, 1961, in St. Marys.

Surviving is a son, Mike (Mandy) Braun of Bristol, Ind.; three granddaughters, Rence, Megan and Miranda; two sons-in-law, Jeff Droesch of Fort Loramie, and Hal Wolfe of Cincinnati.

Also surviving are his four sisters, Esther Marchal of Portland, Ind., LaDonna (Carl) VanDenBosch of Coldwater, Rita Heyne of Celina, Linda (Don) Dues of Coldwater; his two brothers, Ivo Braun of Portland, Ind., Card (Judie) Braun of Celina; her three sisters, Diane Rosenbeck, Sandy Howard and Judy Weaver, all of St. Marys; his sister-in-law, Vi (Jerry) Pleiman of Dayton.

Deceased are two daughters, Chris Wolfe and Robin Droesch; his sisters, Marcene Burris; and brother, Virgil “Shorty” Braun; her brother-in-law, Arnold Rosenbeck.

He retired from J and M Manufacturing in Fort Recovery, and worked as a part-time custodian at Fort Recovery Carwash, Fort Recovery.

He enjoyed cutting wood and making wine and horseradish then sharing it with family and friends.

Ginny enjoyed bowling, cooking and playing cards with family and friends.

Linus was a member of the Fort Recovery Progressive Sportsman Club in Fort Recovery. They both were members of Mary Help of Christians Church in Fort Recovery, where Linus ushered for many years.

A  Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Fort Recovery, the Rev. Thomas Dorn, officiant.

Burial will follow at St. Peter Cemetery, St. Peter.

Calling will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home in Fort Recovery.

Contributions may be directed to their grandchildren’s education fund.

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