Braun, William "Bill" R.


William "Bill" R. Braun

1922 - 2010 

BraunBillSQ.jpgWilliam R. Braun was born on August 22, 1922, the first of 12 children born to William J. Braun and Sara Giesbrecht. On July 16, 2010 Dad was admitted to Boundary Trails Health Centre. On Sunday August 1, 2010 he slipped into Eternity to join the heavenly choir. 

Dad grew up on a farm in the Burwalde district, and attended school, Church and Jugendfrein in the Burwalde School. He was baptized on confession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by Bishop David Schultz. Dad found his lifetime partner and best friend, Susie Thiessen, and they were married on Nov. 17, 1946. Dad and Mom farmed in the Zion district until 1980 when they retired to town. 

Dad was a faithful, loving husband, to his wife, Susan, father to daughters, Joyce (Jake) Fehr, Carol (the late Ike) Giesbrecht, Norma (John) Klassen, sons, Garry (Enora), and Richard, grandfather to 15 grandchildren and great grandfather to 25 great grandchildren He is survived by 3 sisters and 6 brothers.. He left each one of us with special memories and is and will be sadly missed by us all. 

He was predeceased by his parents, one brother, one sister, one granddaughter in infancy, and one son-in-law. 

Funeral service was held Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church with interment at Westridge Memorial Gardens. 

The family would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Lines, Dr. Caswell and the staff of Boundary Trails Health Centre for their compassionate care given to Dad. Words fail us when we try to express how blessed we were by the care you gave Dad and the family. Thank you to the Home Care Staff for the years of caring service given to Dad, especially to Ann, Anne, Deb and Lena. A special thank you to Arlene and Cheryl for sharing your love of joking and laughter with Dad and Mom. Thank you to Pastor John Wiebe for your guidance and compassion. Thank you to Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler for your professional and personal service. 

If you wish to make a memorial donation on Dad's behalf, please consider giving to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation. Thank you. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler in care of arrangements.