Leo Braun, 85, of Bismarck
Leo was born April 27, 1927, in Linton, to Faustinus and Marianne (Betsch) Braun. Leo volunteered for the U.S. Navy from May 14, 1945 to July 29, 1946. He was stationed on the USS Yellowstone AD 27 where he traveled overseas through the Panama Canal and the Atlantic Ocean. He married Anne R. Roehrich on May 7, 1948, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Strasburg. Leo was certified in welding and in teaching accordion lessons for American Music in Idaho. He worked as a welder in Kellogg, Idaho, at the Bunker Hill Refinery for six years before moving back to Bismarck. He later worked at the Bismarck Public Schools where he retired in 1992.
Leo had a love for playing the accordion and enjoyed entertaining people whether at weddings or local nightclubs. He was an active member of the VFW and enjoyed playing pinochle with friends and family.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Anne, Bismarck; his children, Rick (Vickie), Cottage Grove, Minn., Shirley Wohlers, Newport, Minn., Jan Schroeder,Austin, Texas, and Marleen (Mark) Anderson, Bismarck. He leaves 16 grandchildren; 20 greatgrandchildren; one sister, Perry Hulm, Bismarck; and many nieces and nephews.
Leo was preceded in death by his son, Dwaine “DJ”; granddaughter, Kerri Braun; daughter-in-law, LaVerne; his parents; 11 brothers; one sister; and three siblings that died in infancy.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan, 7, 2013, at Church of Corpus Christi, Bismarck, with the Rev. Paul Becker officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bismarck.
We would like to extend special thanks to the staff at St. Vincent’s Care Center, especially Colleen, various priests for all of their prayers, and a special thank you to Sister Anna Rose.
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