Sunday, September 9, 2012

Thomas J. Braun

Thomas “Tom” J. Braun, age 52, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2012. Tom was born in Racine on June 11, 1960, son of Curtis P. and Mary M. (Nee: Held) Braun.

Tom was a graduate of Washington Park High School “Class of 1978” and UW-Milwaukee. On February 23, 1985, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church he was united in marriage to Cheryl L. Hanson. Tom had a busy career, and was employed for twenty years in the corrugated and packaging industry where he developed many good working relationships and wonderful friendships throughout the years.

“The best Dad ever,” Tom loved spending time with his girls watching Monday night football and making his special popcorn. He was a devoted Bear fan in Packerland, leading Tom to many family arguments. Tom also enjoyed spending time up north at their cabin and had a passion for flying and anything aviation. He will be dearly missed by his family.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl; his daughters, Alison and Lois; his mother, Mary Braun; sisters and brothers, Lisa (Joel) Rewald, Ellie (Jerry) Smith, Andi (Jeff) Worrell, Tony (Kathy) Braun, Bill (Tracy) Braun, Lois (Chris) Oddo, Nancy (David) McLean; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim (Mary Margaret) Hanson, Karen Hanson; loyal companion Kira who will miss him dearly; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Braun.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, September 14, 2012, at 6 p.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, 1503 Grand Ave., with Rev. Ron Gramza officiating. Private interment will be held. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the church from 4 p.m. until time of Mass at 6 p.m.

803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

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