William Burton "Bill" Braun

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William "Bill" Burton Braun of Lafayette, Louisiana passed away this Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was 83 years old and is survived by his wife, 4 children, and 8 grandchildren. Bill was born on October 25, 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated from St. John High School in Shreveport. He went on to complete a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. While at LSU, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the ROTC. While there, he met Gloria "Angel" Angelle, whom he married on May 6th 1956. Upon graduation in 1954, Bill was stationed in Champaign, IL and then Japan as a member of the US Air Force. He left the service as a 2nd Lieutenant and joined his brother Louis Braun in 1957 to run Braun Welding Supply in Lafayette. He retired in 1996 after a long and prosperous career. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, the Lafayette Sertoma Club, the Krewe of Gabriel, and the Order of the Troubadours. Bill was a man who truly enjoyed having his family together and no better place than Cypremort Point. Once he got a taste of life at "The Point" he was sold, building his first camp there in 1966. He along with his family and friends, fished, played, worked and made many wonderful lifelong memories there, just like he planned it. Along the way, he was known to hunt, watch some "damn Saints" football, fly a plane, wear Mexican wedding shirts, drink a little scotch, and fix just about anything that was broken. He was a very generous man, always willing to help anyone he could and never asking for anything in return. But most of all, he loved being together with his family and we will miss "Pops" dearly. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at a 2:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Lafayette. Reverend Monsignor Robert G. Angelle will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Lectors will be Amy Braun and John Luby. Giftbearers will be his grandchildren. Musical selections will be "Amazing Grace", "Psalm 23", "Pie Jesu", "Panis Angelicus" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic". Left to cherish his memories include his wife, of fifty-eight years. Gloria "Angel" Angelle Braun of Lafayette; two daughters, Karen Braun, and Kim Luby (John); two sons, Mark Braun, and Byron Braun (Amy); six grandchildren, Lauren Daniels Tylock, Trevor Braun, Tyler Braun, Angelle Stokes, Jacob Braun, and Elizabeth Braun; and two great grandchildren, Kolston Tylock and Ella Rose Braun. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Francis and Marjorie Fnith Braun; one brother, Louis Edmond Braun; and one nephew, Bannon Braun. Pallbearers will be Mark Braun, Byron Braun, Trevor Braun, Tyler Braun, John Luby, and Paul Tylock. The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's DOWNTOWN location on Sunday, from 1:00 PM until time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the at P.O. Box 840692 Dallas, TX 75284, the at P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com. Martin & Castille-DOWNTOWN-330 St. Landry St., Lafayette, LA 70506, 337-234-2311.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 25 to July 27, 2014
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