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Willard J. Braun

Willard J. Braun

Aug. 22, 1922 - Dec. 30, 2008

BARRETT -- Willard John "Kye" Braun, 86, of Barrett, formerly of Donnelly, died Tuesday at Rolling Hills Assisted Living in Barrett.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Burial will in Calvary Cemetery in Morris.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris.

He was born Aug. 22, 1922, in Morris to Peter and Elizabeth (Holland) Braun. He attended St. Mary's School in Morris. The family moved near Herman and then in 1936 moved to a farm west of Donnelly. He farmed there with his brother and later focused on raising laying hens. When his health began to fail, he moved into Morris and later to Barrett.

He was a member of Assumption Catholic Church in Morris and a past member of the Knights of Columbus in Donnelly.

He is survived by one brother: William (and Gen) Braun of Morris; and two sisters: Irene Raths of Morris and Margaret Miller of Morris.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.