Gerald R. Braun
November 2, 1942 - August 20, 2017
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
410 West Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 734-7195 | Map
Friday 8/25, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
410 West Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 734-7195 | Map
Friday 8/25, 10:30 am

Jerry passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening in his home with his loving wife of 53 years, Jane, at his side. Jerry was born November 2, 1942 in Black Creek, Wisconsin. He was truly the middle child: six older siblings, six younger, six brothers, six sisters. Jane and Jerry were united in marriage at St. Denis…

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Norma Miller left a message on August 27, 2017:
You have my deepest sympathy, dear extended family. (Virgillia was my mom Nadine's cousin.)
Jeannie Quall left a message on August 26, 2017:
Thinking of you all at this time of sadness. May Jesus comfort you.
M B left a message on August 24, 2017:
I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Braun family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one Gerald be foremost in your hearts and minds along with this wonderful promise that Jesus made at John 5:28,29. Again, my sincere condolences.
Lori Van Straten-Warning left a message on August 23, 2017:
Janie, Jenny & Janet, so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He was a great boss at Miller Electric in the sales department. He taught me many great customer service skills that I use to this day. I will keep all of you in my prayers. God Bless
Kathy Whitehurst left a message on August 23, 2017:
Samantha and family again I'm so sorry for your family's loss. There are never any words to say at a time like this that will ease your pain. Know that you have friends in Panama City that have you in their thoughts and prayers. May the Lord be with you .
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Elaine Lambert left a message on August 23, 2017:
I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Jerry's family. For right now, there's no detour around grief, no shortcut through mourning. However, 2 Cor. 4:7 says that God can give us, "... power beyond what is normal ", to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry, or that we forget. It means we recover. We recover because of our hope. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28 which says, "... all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out ". Jesus was referring to the resurrection. That is our amazing hope! The Bible likens our hope to an anchor. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, our hope stabilizes us and keeps us from drowning in overwhelming sadness. 2 Cor.1:3 describes our Creator as, "... the God of all comfort ". One way that God comforts us is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. May the God of comfort be your comfort now, during this time of sorrow. For the Bible's answers to life's big questions please visit JW.org.
Kimberly left a message on August 22, 2017:
Jane, I was so sorry to hear from my Mom, Brenda, about Jerry's passing. You both were such great neighbors and friends to her. I loved when I'd get a chance to see you two or get to visit. I always admired your marriage and friendship and you both had such great stories and advice. I'm so glad you were able to move back to WI and be closer to family. My Mom missed you guys so much. She was grateful to keep in touch after you left. Words can't express my sympathies for your loss of such a great family man and friend, but I hope soon you can find joy in the wonderful memories you made together. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Tiffany Trujillo left a message on August 22, 2017:
I'm sorry for your families loss. I didn't know Jerry very well but I feel I got to know him from doing Janes hair over the years. I would always ask her "what's Jerry working on this month?" And she always had some home improvement project to tell me about. He seemed to always be busy doing something. Praying for your family.
Jim Parker left a message on August 22, 2017:
So sorry to hear about Jerry. He was such and energitic and happy guy to be around. Great story teller. Jane and family, please know he is in a better place. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tom Ermers left a message on August 22, 2017:
Jenny and family, So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed getting to know your Dad when he would visit you on Capitol Dr. His love for all of you showed a lot.
Gary Johnson left a message on August 22, 2017:
I am very sorry for your loss, Jane, Jenny, Janet and family. I always enjoyed my conversations with Jerry.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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