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Walter Braun Oct. 20, 1911 - Sept. 30, 2009

BUFFALO LAKE -- Walter Arthur Braun, 97, of Hutchinson, formerly of Buffalo Lake, died Sept. 30 at the Burns Manor in Hutchinson.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brookfield Township, rural Hector. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hughes Funeral Home in Hector and for one hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born Oct. 20, 1911, in Buffalo Lake to Max and Martha (Schmidt) Braun.

He married Selma Wehking on Sept. 26, 1936. They farmed near Buffalo Lake where he raised prize pigs and was awarded membership in the 100 Bushel Corn Club in 1949 by DeKalb Association for a yield of 137.48 bushels of corn per acre.

He is survived by his daughter-in-law: Maureen; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a brother: Elmer Braun of Buffalo Lake.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2005; son: Gordon in 2000; two brothers; and two sisters.