Roger J. Braun, 83
June 20, 1937-July 29, 2020
Roger J. Braun died Wednesday, July 29 at his cabin in Backus. His funeral was held Aug. 3 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sartell. The Rev. Ronald Weyrens officiated and burial was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls.
Braun was born on June 20, 1937 in St. Cloud to John and Veronica (Weyrauch) Braun. He married LaVerne Weyer on Aug, 21, 1962 in St. Francis Xavier church. Braun lived most of his life in Sauk Rapids and worked as a business teacher in Holdingford and Sauk Rapids for a total of 19 years. He then worked in sales for Nestle for 17 years, retiring in 1997. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Braun was a faithful, hardworking and selfless man who was very ambitious and a great listener. He enjoyed being at the cabin in Backus, traveling, playing golf and fishing. The couple wintered in Arizona for the last 20 years where he enjoyed playing softball and tennis. He was also a Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include the following: his wife, LaVerne; children: Steven of Sauk Rapids, Craig (Carie) of Sauk Rapids and Scott (Catherine) of Lakeville; sister: Alice Kramer of Paris, Illinois; sisters-in-law: Mary Braun of Edina and Laurel Braun of Rochester; grandchildren: Alex, Peyton, Noah, Sophia and Faye Braun.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Willard, Ralph and John Braun, Rose Ann Lilledahl and Sr. Alexine; brothers-in-law: Robert Kramer and Don Lilledahl; and sister-in-law: Luella Braun.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.