Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Richard H. Braun, age 73 of St. Henry, died on Friday, September 29, 2017 at his residence.
He was born April 10, 1944 in Celina, to the late Urban and Eleanor (Sutter) Braun. On November 23, 1967, in St. Denis Church, Versailles, he married Janet (Monnin) Braun, and she survives in St. Henry.
Also surviving are their six children, Joan & Kevin Luttmer of St. Henry, Jean & Alan Siefring of St. Henry, Roger & Janelle Braun of Ft. Recovery, Julie & Tim Gaerke of Ft. Recovery, Jill Gross & Chris Rhoades of St. Marys, and Robert Braun of St. Henry. Richard is also survived by his 15 grandchildren, Steven, Lisa, and Ryan Luttmer, Kelly & Nate Bihn, Allison, and Keith Siefring, Michael, Danielle, Nicole, and Alexis Braun, Brooke, Trisha, and Marissa Gaerke, Brandon & Kaitlyn Gross, one great grandchild, Evelyn Bihn; siblings: Dorothy Sudhoff of Ft. Recovery, Rosemary & George Bruns of Chickasaw, Betty Meyer of Newport, Ruth & Leon Brunswick of Carthagena, Marlene & Roman Fullenkamp of Bryant, IN, Kathy & Rich Highley of Celina, and Karen & Paul Boeke of Cassella; in-laws: Barbara Monnin of Piqua, and Ivan & Judy Goubeaux of Versailles.
Richard is preceded in death by his father and mother in-law: William & Theresa Monnin, and brothers in-law: Herman Sudhoff, Ernie Meyer, and William Eldon Monnin.
He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, and formerly a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Philothea, and the church's Men's Sodality. Richard was a lifelong farmer, and worked for the former New Idea plant in Coldwater for 18 years. He was a member of the Farm Bureau, and the Coldwater American Legion Post 470. Richard was a veteran of the Army and National Guard where he served our country for six years. He volunteered at the Mercer County Council on Aging, and for Racing for Relief. Richard enjoyed attending his grandchildren's events, auctions, playing cards, and collecting farming memorabilia.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at St. Henry Catholic Church, St. Henry. Burial with full military rites will follow in St. Henry Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, October 2, and from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM on Tuesday, October 3. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County (CAMC).
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.