Scott P. Braun
November 28, 1961 - March 27, 2019
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Appleton, WI 54911
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Wednesday 4/3, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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First United Methodist Church
325 East Franklin Street
Appleton, WI
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Thursday 4/4, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Scott P. Braun, age 57, Appleton, passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. He was born on November 28, 1961, son of Gordon and Gretchen (Hofmann) Braun. Scott married Rene Derks on September 14, 1985 in Wausau. Scott was an art teacher at Appleton Area School District for 30 years. He was…

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Eric Nagel left a message on April 3, 2019:
To the Braun and Derks family I offer my sincerest condolences. Scott left this world too soon. One memory I have of Scott includes a backwoods journey to the Potato River, and seeing Scott at the bottom of a most trecherous but beautiful gorge. I will remember him as quiet but daring. I pray you find peace in his memory in the days ahead.
Elise Painton left a message on April 3, 2019:
I wish so deeply that I could attend the service tomorrow morning. Mr. Braun was the most important mentor that I ever had in my life. His impact on myself and other students will never be forgotten. He encouraged me to be my best self always and unconditionally. Such a wonderful person has gone too soon. Thank you for years of inspiration, support, and kind words. May your memories and the abundance of love for him make these days ahead easier. He was such a wonderful soul, and I know he is watching over all of us. I am there in spirit. -Painty
Michelle Raatz left a message on April 2, 2019:
Rene and family,
Scott is part of my best memories of Wilson and my first three years of teaching. We shared the love of art and he was a great mentor to so many students. Then I taught with you Rene for a year at Jefferson. Two of the kindest, genuine people and educators I've met. I'm extremely sorry for your loss. May God carry during these difficult days and provide comfort.
Debra Tuttle left a message on April 2, 2019:
Matt, I'm not sure if you remember your old 6th grade teacher, but I remember what you brought to the classroom everyday... fun, inspiring, with bounds of creativity! I didn't know your dad, but from what I have read about him, he must have been a major influence for the love of art in your life! I am so sorry for your loss. Keep strong and be there for your mom! She is a great gal.
Tracey Koenig left a message on April 1, 2019:
Rene and Family,
We were so sorry to hear this news. You all are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. Sending prayers to all for comfort and peace and for the ability to remember all the wonderful cherished memories you all shared, Hold onto them tight for they will help you through this most difficult time .

Much Love and Hugs,
Debbie ( Cotton) and Tracey
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Ruth Schmeckpeper left a message on April 1, 2019:
Rene,
I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories help you through these difficult days.
Dave Grueneberg left a message on April 1, 2019:
I enjoyed working with Scott at West High School when he was there part time. I'm sorry to hear he had passed away.
Cee Avery left a message on April 1, 2019:
Rene & Family, I am so sorry to hear this sad news! Scott was a great Artist, and I’m sure a wonderful husband, father & teacher! He will be dearly missed by many! My heart goes out to all of you!! Many Blessing’s! Cee Avery
Tony Martin left a message on April 1, 2019:
Rene and Family,

Although I barely knew Scott, I was so full of heartache upon finding out this news. Partly because of the pain you all must be going through, but also because of the impact Scott had on me in our few "pure" conversations. He was the real deal. A genuine person.
P.l. left a message on April 1, 2019:
I am so sadden by this news. Mr. Braun was an awsome teacher. Words does not justify how great he was. You will be remembered forever.
Lisa Eastman left a message on April 1, 2019:
Rene and Family,
I am so saddened to hear about Scott's passing. Working with him at Wilson was so much fun. Scott was so caring and had a flair with art and such passion for his teaching. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.
Lois Hilger left a message on April 1, 2019:
Dear Rene and Family,
I am so sorry to learn about the death of your husband and companion on this journey of life. Certainly this is a very dark time. I will be praying for you and Marjie as you support each other. That is what friends do. Please know he made a difference in his 30 years of teaching. My God's peace comfort and surround you.
Lisa Larson left a message on April 1, 2019:
Dear Rene and family,
I am so sorry to learn of Scott's passing. May your wrap yourself in all the amazing memories you and your family have of Scott in this time of grief and sorrow.
Scott was an a caring and passionate teacher whom I enjoyed working with at Wilson.
Youa Vang left a message on April 1, 2019:
Rene, I am so sad about your loss. I will keep your family in my prayer. If you need anything, let me know.
Del Schuh left a message on March 31, 2019:
Rene and Family:
Please know you have my deepest sympathy. Scott was an important member of the Wilson Faculty before he moved to North. He had all of the attributes a good teacher needed. May he rest in peace.
Wayne & Jean Swanson left a message on March 31, 2019:
May God wrap his mighty arms around you and give you his peace. We are sorry for your loss.
Amber Nelson left a message on March 31, 2019:
Mr. Braun helped me to see the potential in me. Not only that, but we shared the same musical sense which he introduced me to many. Now and for ever whenever I hear "Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn and John, I will always think of the best times with Mr. Braun. Thank you Mr. Braun for being one of the most coolest around. Rest in peace, Young Folk.
Alex Pfaffenbach left a message on March 31, 2019:
Mr. Braun was my favorite teacher. I’m sad he never got his retirement he was waiting for, but he left such a great legacy. I am going to miss him so much. He was such an important part in my life and taught me so much. I will forever remember him and what he shared with me, and the love of ceramics he helped me discover. He was a simple, down to earth man, and meant a lot to me, both as a role model and a friend, as well as a teacher. So many will miss him, but the importance he had in so many of our lives will not go unnoticed. Thank you, Mr. Braun.
Barry O'Connor left a message on March 31, 2019:
So sorry for your loss Rene. You and your family, and the Appleton community have lost an outstanding human being. Scott was such an important part of what works at North High School. He cared about kids...all kids...and they knew it! His low key, positive approach to students and his artistic creativity resonated with so many. I have heard from heartbroken students already. Fortunately, I have so many great memories of his humor and warmth to counter the sadness. I hope you and the kids can eventually celebrate a life well-lived to do the same.
James and Pamela Braun left a message on March 31, 2019:
I have been thinking all morning about what I could write to express the loss of my big brother, Scott. In the end, everything falls short. He was my guide, my protector throughout my life. It is a different world now. I know he will always be with us, but we will all miss his forceful yet tender hugs...his laughter...his wisdom...his reassuring presence.

He did his duty and more while on this earth. His well earned rest has come. Know that now and forever you are in my heart and soul, brother. Guide me still if you may, so that one day we can again laugh and love together.

Love always,
your brother, "Chemmy" and family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jarrod christenson left a message on March 31, 2019:
I’m really sorry to hear of your loss . Not just a loss to his family but to the whole community . He touched many hearts . He was a great teacher
Jim Thaldorf left a message on March 31, 2019:
Scott Braun was a wonderful man, a fine colleague and a good friend. Scott and Rene chaperoned two of our band trips at North HS and it was such a pleasure to have them with us and to get to know these wonderful people on another level. Scott was honest and caring. I often walked into his classroom just to see what the visual arts were up to and how I could connect his students work with my in the audible arts. It wasn't hard to do when Scott gave me the answers. You will be missed.
Nancy Jolitz left a message on March 30, 2019:
I am so sorry! Prayers go out to your family. Good must have needed a special person right now.
Jacqueline Braun left a message on March 30, 2019:
Uncle Scott,
You are loved by so, so many people. We'll miss you deeply. My mind still hasn't accepted that you're gone, but my heart is heavy. The knowledge that you're reunited in the loving company of Christopher and grandma helps ease the pain. I'm sending you all my love.
Caitlin Lostocco left a message on March 30, 2019:
Mr. Braun was one of my most favorite teachers I have ever had. I would visit him at North every time I came home from school, and his smile and hug made it so worth it. I’ll miss him dearly, and have some of his pots to remember him by. He always called me Farts, for reasons I am not sure of, but came to love over time. I will forever be grateful for the unforgettable bond I made with him. I’ll miss him every day. He was an amazing man, teacher, and one of my best friends. I am so sorry for your loss, I am thinking of all family and friends affected by this loss.
Vince Querol left a message on March 30, 2019:
Eric & Mike,
Having known your family since college days, I feel fortunate to have known your brother Scott. My condolences to your entire family.
Sheryl Stidham-Gebert left a message on March 30, 2019:
Scott was my colleague at North. He was a wonderful teacher and mentored many students over the years. I enjoyed his many stories of re-enactments that he had attended, his experiences outdoors, and his warm personality. He loaned me books in a series he loved and introduced me to many wonderful books over the years. He will be greatly missed by both his colleagues and his students.
Bea and Larry Kunkle left a message on March 30, 2019:
We are so sorry for your loss.
Scott was a wonderful person, loved by all. We will keep praying for your family who we love very much. We share your grief, and time will ease your pain but will never erase the memories that you have of the wonderful life you had with him.
Colleen & Brad (Stuart) Gardiner left a message on March 30, 2019:
Rene and family,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Caitlin Lostocco left a message on March 30, 2019:
Mr. Braun was one of my most favorite teachers I have ever had. I would visit him at North every time I came home from school, and his smile and hug made it so worth it. I’ll miss him dearly, and have some of his pots to remember him by. He always called me Farts, for reasons I am not sure of, but came to love over time. I will forever be grateful for the unforgettable bond I made with him. I’ll miss him every day. He was an amazing man, teacher, and friend. I am thinking of all family and friends affected by this loss.
Jennifer Jansky left a message on March 30, 2019:
My deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Many loving thoughts to you and the entire family.❤️
Tammy (Stuart)Sidell left a message on March 30, 2019:
Rene and Family
I am so sorry for your loss all of our prayers are with you
Caitlin Lostocco left a message on March 30, 2019:
Mr. Braun was my favorite teacher I ever had. I would visit him at North every time I came home from school, and his smile and hug made it so worth it. I’ll miss him dearly, and have some of his pots to remember him by. He always called me Farts, for reasons I am not sure of, but came to love over time. I will forever be grateful for the unforgettable bond I made with him. I’ll miss him every day. He was an amazing man, teacher, and one of my best friends. I am so sorry for your loss, I am thinking of all family and friends effected by this tragic incident.
Paul Walker left a message on March 30, 2019:
I am sorry for your lost. I respected Gordon while in School and know Mike and femember Erich. My condolences to all of you.
Donna Hodges left a message on March 30, 2019:
Rene, I am so sorry to hear this news. He was so young and you had lots to look forward to. I cant imagine the heart ache. I'm sure you have tons of wonderful memories. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.
Caitlin Lostocco left a message on March 30, 2019:
Mr. Braun was one of my most favorite teachers I have ever had. I would visit him at North every time I came home from school, and his smile and hug made it so worth it. I’ll miss him dearly, and have some of his pots to remember him by. He always called me Farts, for reasons I am not sure of, but came to love over time. I will forever be grateful for the unforgettable bond I made with him. I’ll miss him every day. He was an amazing man, teacher, and one of my best friends. I am so sorry for your loss, I am thinking of all family and friends affected by this tragic incident.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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