Monday, March 20th, 2017
Virginia R. (Balster) Braun, age 76, of Minster, passed away of natural causes Saturday evening, March 18, 2017, at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
She was born August 4, 1940, in St. Marys, Ohio, to the late Bernard and Rose (Broeker) Balster. On August 16, 1958, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, Ginny married Donald O. Braun who survives.
Also surviving are five children: Theresa Scherer of Sidney, Juli Barlage of Fort Loramie, Jane & Bob Fullenkamp of Botkins, Jeff & Cheryl Braun of Minster and Dan Braun of Fort Loramie; eight grandchildren: Todd and Nina Scherer, Ryan Stephens, Logan Barlage, Christin Mann, Megan Fullenkamp, Devin and Dillon Braun along with six great-grandchildren; brothers & sisters-in-law: Marvin Braun of Coldwater, Eileen Braun of Dayton, Alberta Braun of Coldwater and Linda Braun of Greenville.
She was preceded in death by two son-in-laws, Larry Scherer and Mark Barlage; brothers & sisters-in-law: Fred & Romelda and Louis & Rosella Braun, Rita & Carlo Tosti, Helen, Stanley, Paul and Robert Braun.
Ginny was a 1958 graduate of St. Marys High School. In January of 2000, she retired from the former Braun's Hardware & Auto Parts Store in Fort Loramie where she was co-owner and operator for 36 years. Ginny had also been a dedicated homemaker.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Ann's Ladies Sodality, the Lake Loramie Improvement Association, Fort Loramie GYM Committee, the Fort Loramie Athletic Booster Club and New Bremen Senior Citizens.
Ginny loved to follow her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's sporting events. She also enjoyed reading and had been a spirited card player.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, March 23, 2017, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday 3:00 to 8:00 PM and Thursday 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be made to the Autism Society of Ohio.
Private condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.