Private family memorial service will be held at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler. Donations may be made in Jim's memory to the BTHC Foundation designated to Palliative Care.

Jim Braun
1927 ~ 2022 

Jim Braun, 94 of Winkler, MB passed away peacefully on Friday February 18, 2022 at the Lorne Memorial Hospital in Swan Lake, MB.

Dad was born on December 23, 1927 to Frank and Maria Braun on the family farm north of Plum Coulee near the Blumfeld School District. He was baptized upon his confession of faith at the Plum Coulee Bergthaler Mennonite Church by Bishop Schulz. Dad spent several years serving on church committees, as a Boys Club leader and as an usher which he really enjoyed as he connected with people. His sister, Gertrude invited the new schoolteacher to the family farm for supper and so a courtship began. He married the love of his life, Anne Bueckert on September 18, 1955. Their life together began on the farm living with his parents for the first year. They resided here until 1987 farming and raising the boys: Reg born in 1958 and Randy in 1961. Dad divided his farming hours between several jobs working at the beet loader and driving the school bus. He loved sports and spent many hours curling, bowling and playing volleyball. Dad was a people person and enjoyed his many visits with the men at the coffee shop. These past years were even more special when his grandson, Brent would come to pick him up. One of dad’s greatest joys was being a Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa. He would never miss a baseball game or hockey game; stopping his tractor or combine if need be. This continued with his grandchildren; he was their number one fan! A hug and toonie were always given post-game.

Dad was a true gentleman with a kind heart. He was also a romantic and gave mom 60 roses for her 60th birthday. One Christmas he announced that he was buying the gifts for his daughters-in-law. He bought them beautiful ruby and diamond earrings. He was known for his sense of humour. He had a twinkle in his eye and laughter surrounded him. His grandchildren can share many fun memories and times of laughter.

He leaves to share his memories his wife, Anne (they were blessed with 66 years of marriage), his sons, Reg (Fran) and Randy (Jolene), five grandsons, one granddaughter and their spouses and seven great grandchildren.

Whenever anyone of one of us came home from a trip, Dad would always want to know which roads we took. Well today, Dad, you have finished your journey; roads well taken. We love you and will treasure you always.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

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