Christopher Braun
March 16, 1986 - April 13, 2011
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Visitation
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Monday 4/18, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service
First United Methodist Church
325 East Franklin Street
Appleton, WI
920-734-2677 | Map
Tuesday 4/19, 11:00 am
Peshtigo Riverside Cemetery
493 Right Of Way Road
Peshtigo, WI 54157
(715) 582-3666 | Map
Thursday 4/14
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Christopher Braun, age 25, passed away suddenly on Wednesday morning, April 13, 2011. Chris was born in Appleton on March 16, 1986, the son of Scott and Rene' (Derks) Braun, and was a 2004 graduate of Appleton West High School. As a young man, most everyone he met marveled at his many interests and skills.…

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Liz Sumnicht left a message on April 20, 2011:
Renee, Scott & Family, Learning about the loss of Chris was devastating. My heart aches for you. We lost our 21-year-old niece last year and almost lost our daughter this year. You are not alone in this type of loss. Blessings and comfort to all of you.
Dawn Retzlaff left a message on April 20, 2011:
I am so sorry to hear of Chris's death. I was his 6th grade teacher at Badger Elementary. I remember Chris fondly and pray that he will be at peace. I could picture him catching animals when we went to camp like you mentioned in his obituary. May you find comfort in your fond memories of Chris.
Renee Williams left a message on April 19, 2011:
Rene, Scott and family: I am so sorry to learn about the loss of your son. I hope through your faith and the love surrounding you at this difficult time, that you receive the comfort offered by those who love you. Renee (Sogn) Williams
Randi DeWine left a message on April 19, 2011:
Braun family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have a lot of fond memories of Chris and still listen to the mixed cds he made for me in high school. He always had an excellent taste in music. He will be missed.
Shawna Bartz left a message on April 19, 2011:
Scott, Rene and Family, My heart goes out to you all during this time. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Shawna
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
JoAnn Martens left a message on April 19, 2011:
We are very sorry to hear of your loss and want you to know that you are all in our family's thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Sincerely, Drew Kottke & JoAnn Martens (Jan Kotte's son and daughter-in-law)
Erin Rogers left a message on April 19, 2011:
Braun Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Erin, Travis, Lilly, Mason and Brooklyn
Bob & Marge Sogn left a message on April 19, 2011:
Dear Scott, Rene & family, Words cannot express the sorrow we feel at this time. We wish we could be there to give your family comfort. May your faith in our Lord give you strength. May you feel the love of God surround your family. Love and Prayers Bob and Marge Sogn
Ryan, Mindy and the Robertson Family left a message on April 18, 2011:
To the Braun Family, especially Rene Our hearts are aching for you and yours at this time. We are keeping your family close in our thoughts and prayers, just as we have appreciated the support that your family (Rene) has shown ours over the years. Reading through these messages, it's quite obvious that your son left a warm impression on those he encountered. The beauty of who he really was will live on in those who remember so fondly. We are so sorry for your loss. Yours truly, Ryan, Mindy and the Robertsons
Erin Oilschlager left a message on April 18, 2011:
To the Braun Family: I am deeply sorry for your loss. I was a classmate of Chris' and he truly was a kind guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. God bless.
carolyn bytof left a message on April 18, 2011:
Dear Rene, You are in our thoughts and prayers
Heather Witt left a message on April 18, 2011:
Mr. Braun, I am so sorry for your loss. It breaks my heart to imagine how painful of a time this must be. Your son and your family will stay in my prayers.
M. Valeria Sapiain left a message on April 18, 2011:
Dear Mr. Braun, My heart goes out to you and your family in this extreme time of trial. Please know that you are loved by many and we all hope you may find peace and comfort in each other. Your beautiful child is now at peace. God bless you, Valeria
Khatib Family left a message on April 18, 2011:
Our family is very sorry for your loss. To lose a loved one may be the most difficult task in life. We hope and pray for the best to you and your family.
Paul Diem left a message on April 18, 2011:
my condolences to the braun and derks famiy,i have an idea i know what your going through right now,i've been through alot of stuff over the years to know its not easy for anybody to loose a friend a famiy member or just simple old person that knows what happened to him and your not alone of any kind on this type of situation its not the easy way out ateast on the friends and family side of all this emotional pain and anger that everyone has at the time,its nobody fault people know what happens if they succeed of doing something so bad i've tried 3 times in the last 15 years because of relationships gone bad,peoples drama making me the star of the show,and then my childhood was not pretty either by anymanys so email me if you want to know more
Delmar A. Schuh left a message on April 17, 2011:
Scott and Family: Please know you have me deepest sympathy. To lose a son at such an early age is devastating. He is on my prayer list.
Jacqueline Braun left a message on April 17, 2011:
I remember strawberry fields and sun kissed faces, A rat named Bandit and barefoot races, I remember Scooby snacks and climbing trees, Swimming pools and trampolines I remember being kids and growing together, I remember simple bliss, but nothing lasts forever If I could go back I’d be certain to tell you I have always and will forever love you, How you mean more to me than you’ll ever know If I could go back, I would never let you go ~Scott, Rene, Matthew & Sarah: Please know I love you and I am always here for you.~ Love, Jacqueline
Char Van Deraa left a message on April 17, 2011:
Braun Family, Our condolences on your loss. It was not that long ago we were sitting in the back yard (Lawe St) and Chris walked by and introduced himself, saying he lived here when he was young. He asked about the dog house behind the garage. It was a nice experience and speaks to the personality of him. yes we are the people who bought the house from you..hard to believe it has been almost 16 years. Ron Maass (my husband) passed away Dec. 2010. This can be such a diffucult time for your family. Our hearts go out to you. Char Van Deraa and Anna Maass
ruth schmidt left a message on April 17, 2011:
so sorry to hear about your loss, I will be thinking of.
Char Van Deraa left a message on April 17, 2011:
Braun Family, Our condolences on your loss. It was not that long ago we were sitting in the back yard (Lawe St) and Chris walked by and introduced himself, saying he lived here when he was young. He asked about the dog house behind the garage. It was a nice experience and speaks to the personality of him. yes we are the people who bought the house from you..hard to believe it has been almost 16 years. Ron Maass (my husband) passed away Dec. 2010. This can be such a diffucult time for your family. Our hearts go out to you. Char Van Deraa and Anna Maass
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Karen Hartung left a message on April 16, 2011:
Rene, Scott & family - Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you at this difficult time. Christopher sounds like a unique, fun young man, only sorry our paths never crossed. Cherish the memories of him and keep them alive in your hearts forever. May God and all His loving Angels on Earth give you Strength - ALWAYS. With Sympathy, Karen (Wesolowski) & Dave Hartung
Lisa (Lunde)Weber left a message on April 16, 2011:
Rene and Scott and family, We are so deeply sorry for the loss of your son Christopher, he sounds like such a special man, Im sorry I never had the opportunity to meet him, but will keep you all and especially him in our prayers. He is in heaven now, free of his pain and I hope you can find some comfort in that. Wishing you prayers and sympathy. Lisa, Steve, Paige , Reide and Carter Weber
Jack Knaack left a message on April 15, 2011:
To the Brauns - My family has been thinking about you and we are praying for you. The North family will continue to be there for you upon your return to us. Take care of you and your family.
Susanne Bruce left a message on April 15, 2011:
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Scot and family.
Lauren Frownfelter-VIljamaa left a message on April 15, 2011:
I am so sorry for your loss. Continue to love each other well in these times and in times to come. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Paul and Renee Haag left a message on April 15, 2011:
Our hearts go out to Christopher's Friends and Family. Our thoughts will be with you and we will be there for you anytime. Love you guys.
Ken, Betsy, Leah, Emily & Hallie left a message on April 15, 2011:
We will always hold dear the many memories of Chris at Holiday Lodge. All the kids would call him when the snake came out from the rocks, and sure enough, Chris would always catch it. Please know that all of you are in our prayers. May God's peace be with each and every one of you.
Beth Braun left a message on April 15, 2011:
Dear Renee, Scott, Matthew and Sarah May your memories of Christopher bring you comfort, and to know your loved one is now free and at peace. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Jodi Boldt left a message on April 15, 2011:
Dear Scott and Rene, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mayra Pasayes left a message on April 15, 2011:
Dear Braun Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. I am sorry about the lost of your son.
Scott Sigman left a message on April 14, 2011:
Rene and Scott, Sarah and Matthew, Reflect fondly on Christopher. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Certainly his friends and yours will carry memories of the enlightenment that he brightened the world with. Reflections and recollections of him will fade while others shall remain vivid, as if he were reminding you of them himself in some personal conversation. Support one another in this difficult time, and know that friends, near and far care very deeply, as I express sympathies across the miles. Warmly and Most Sincerely,
Melissa Braun left a message on April 14, 2011:
Dear Cousin: Your smile, your laugh, your adorable freckles and your love is in my heart always. Always standing up for me like a big brother---Freaking out when you would catch snakes, swimming, and flashlight tag at the cabin---playing with Christmas Tree in the yard---Making Christmas cookies with sprinkles---Watching Ninja Turtles---Birthday parties, cake and being rowdy kids---Playing outside until the sun went down---and of course Sunday School will always be cherished memories I carry with me forever. I love you so much and our childhood memories together will never be forgotten. Please don't forget me. I'll be looking up to you on 8/26. I promise I'll turn the pages slower from now on. My condolences to your family. Love Always and Forever, Melissa Ann
Kitty Feivor left a message on April 14, 2011:
Dear Rene and Scott, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son. May the wonderful memories you have of him sustain you in this time of sorrow.
Kate Black left a message on April 14, 2011:
Dear Braun Family, Please accept my deep condolences and please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jennifer Quistorf left a message on April 14, 2011:
Braun Family: I wanted to express my deepest condolences to the entire family. My thoughts are with each and every one of you! With Kind Regards- Jennifer (Jansky) Quistorf
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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