Wednesday
85°
Partly Sunny
10%
Wednesday Night
68°
Partly Cloudy
9%
Thursday
88°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
20%
Thursday Night
72°
Mostly Clear
14%
Friday
83°
Thunderstorms Likely
58%
Friday Night
56°
Mostly Cloudy
22%
Saturday
67°
Mostly Cloudy
12%
Saturday Night
52°
Mostly Cloudy
17%
Sunday
69°
Mostly Cloudy
11%
Sunday Night
55°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
31%
3 Day
Extended
Monday, March 20th, 2017
Virginia Braun
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.
Additional obituaries on this date
Mary Lou Alt, age 77, of St. Henry, died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at her residence. [More]
Richard Lee Gray Jr., age 66, of Celina, passed away at 7:53 P.M., Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Celina Manor. [More]
Ricki "Rick" H. Harner, 67, Celina, died at 10:26 a.m. March 19, 2017, at his r [More]
Walter W. "Walt" Fleck, age 85 of Celina, Ohio passed away at 8:52 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Madeline M. Hunter, 94, formerly of Saint Marys, died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Barbara J. Klosterman, 71, Celina, OH died 1:04 p.m. Friday March 17, 2017 at St Rita's Medical Center in Lima, OH. [More]