LOWELL G. BRAUN

Lowell

 

      Lowell G. Braun, age 79, of Morristown, died on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at the St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester.

      Services will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Morristown with the Reverend John P. Vaughn, pastor officiating.  Interment will be held at the Riverside Cemetery, Morristown.

      Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 from 3 to 8 p.m. and also in the church for one hour prior to the services on Wednesday.

      Lowell G., the son of William C. and Ethel M. (Myers) Braun was born December 31, 1928 in Waseca.  He married Florence A. Borchardt on June 7, 1952 in Morristown.  He farmed in the Morristown area and was a feed and seed dealer for many years.  He served on the Morristown School board and was past chairman.  He was a former elder at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  Lowell enjoyed square dancing, fishing, traveling and spending time with his family.

      He is survived by his wife, Florence; seven children, Brad (and Dianne) Braun of Waseca, Bruce (and Val) Braun of Morristown, Curt Braun of Morristown, Judy (and Tim) Carter of Waterville, Nancy (and The Reverend Gerald) Schwanke of Lester Prairie, Patty (and Dave) Rux of Morristown, Sue Rux of Coon Valley, WI; 18 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two siblings, Arvid (and Marion) Braun of Minneapolis and Nadine Murphy of Downers Grove, IL.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Adam Rux; one brother in law, Jack Murphy.


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Memories

Name:

Dave Borchardt, Melissa Borchardt and Brittany Borchardt

Email:

borchard@telusplanet.net

Date:

Wednesday January 30, 2008

Memories

To aunt Florence, Brad,Bruce,Curtis,Pat,Nancy,Judy,Sue, condolences from Dave, Lis, and Brit. Sorry to hear of uncle lows passing and it makes up realize how fragile and short life really is, and that anyone of us can go at any time, no matter the age. It's inevitable we all go some day whether a tree or a human. Two things in life are certain, death and taxes. One of the memories I had visiting the farm was that someone gave me a dare to touch that electric fence, and it was a little hair raising, ha. And I remember the throwing of stones in the air for the bats and Ruth had one swoop down and tangle in her hair(that was hair raising too,just kidding, Ruth, never happened). May time be the healer and God bless and have mercy on us all. Love to all.

Name:

Kathleen (Borchardt) Thom

Email:

bikathom@frontiernet.net

Date:

Tuesday January 29, 2008

Memories

My deepest sympathy to Florence and her children. I have very fond memories of times spent at the "Braun" farm with our Grandma Borchardt. I have recently spent alot of time reviewing the "Borchardt Rectory" on the internet and have found all the articles extremely interesting, especially the articles by Alvin Jr. and the memoirs writtin by Uncle Alvin. One of my greatest memories of Uncle Alvin is simply the "smell of a good cigar". I have shared this with my Mother and brothers; they also enjoyed reading about the history of Uncle Alvin's and Aunt Anna's house. My thoughts and prayers and with your family at this time. Kathleen (Borchardt) Thom 5047 147th St. West Apple Valley MN 55124

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Rev. Dr. Carl & Dr. Darlene Borchardt

Email:

drsdcbhart@pacificcoast.net

Date:

Tuesday January 29, 2008

Memories

We extend our condolences to Florence and her family at the loss of a husband and father. Our family remembers Lowell as a soft- spoken, quiet individual. One thing all of us recall about him is that he had good taste in selecting sharp looking cars. In fact, we even have a picture of Lowell, Florence, Carl, and me standing beside one of them - the ice blue Chrysler New Yorker. May he be at peace now having taken the journey which awaits all of us to meet Christ on the day of resurrection. Since we live in a suburb of Vancouver, BC, we will not be present at the funeral due to distance and inclement weather. However, we will be thinking of you on that day with heartfelt sympathy. ~ Carl, Darlene, Lisa, Carl and Mark Borchardt

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Paul (Jr) and Marlene Borchardt and family, Regina, SK, Canada

Email:

pborchardt@mail.com

Date:

Monday January 28, 2008

Memories

To our Dear Auntie Florence and cousins... We were sorry to hear of uncle Lowell's passing. Time passes so quickly in this life. It seems like a short while ago that we had the Braun / Borchardt family reunion. And it was so good to see you all again. I have fond memories of visiting Morristown as a child... throwing stones up to see bats swoop down, going in the corn bins until I couldn't breathe! And uncle Lowell was so patient and kind towards us. We look forward some day to having a great reunion in heaven to visit and share and laugh with family and friends. And we'll worship our Lord and Savior forever and ever! God bless and keep you... and please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name:

Jim,kelly,jaymie and Drew Borchardt

Email:

jimkel@shaw.ca

Date:

Monday January 28, 2008

Memories

I am sorry that i could not be with you all on this the celebration of Uncle Lowells life! I so wish i could have been able to see all of you more and be able to have uncle lowell grab those little small hairs on the back of my neck which he did so well,when ever i was bad! Uncle Lowell never ever seemed to get mad no matter how much corn i had stuffed in my pockets and dragged into the house after playing in the corn barn. Man that was fun as an 8 year old. That goes back 30 years nowand yet it still just seems like yesterday. All i know is the old house(never seen the new one) which when i heard was gone was very disapointing! Not as much as when i heard the news that Uncle was no longer around to chase me out of the pig barn where i wasn't suppose to be!!He is now at peace with his loving saviour and in a way better place than all of us!!Some day we will meet again. I am with you all in my thoughts and prayers and i may not be in the church with you all now but you can be gauranteed at 10:30 A.m Wednesday i will be spending 1 hour in my own church remembering Uncle lowell and all the memories he has put into my life. Thinking of you all: couson Brad,Judy,Nancy,Patty,Curtis,sue,Bruce(and Spouses & children)and of course Aunty Florence!! Love Jim Borchardt and family

Name:

Alvin Borchardt the third

Email:

borchardt_59@hotmail.com

Date:

Monday January 28, 2008

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To my aunt Florence and Brad,Bruce,Curtis,Judy,Nancy,Patty,Sue. Sorry to here about the loss of your Husband Father and my Uncle still see his smile everytime I made him laugh. I always was a bit of a joker and some things never change I think all of us Borchardts have this gift. There is alot of memories for me of my Uncle Lowell but seen hom laugh was the best, guess I had 1 fan in the crowd anyways. Things are hectic here right now trying to sell and pack and prepare for the next stage in my life, not going to get into the details (the good Stuff) but feel free to message me if you need to know.lol Well I know my Uncle is in a better place and that the Lord has a good man there now, and some day maybe we will all be smiling and laughing together again. You are in my thoughts and my Prayers and you all take care you hear now. Love Al Borchart JR.

Name:

Ruth, Grace & Eric Donald

Email:

ruthdonald@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday January 28, 2008

Memories

To Auntie Florence and all of your family, I wanted to say that am so sorry for your loss. Even though we lived such a distance away, I loved our visits and have some wonderful memories of Uncle Lowell, he always had a big smile! I know that he also had great faith in our Lord and that he is in a wonderful place. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Ruth, Grace & Eric

Name:

Rick, Pam, Chris, and Brittany Chevrier

Email:

rustychev@shaw.ca

Date:

Monday January 28, 2008

Memories

Although we cannot be present for the funeral, we do extend our sincere sympathy to you Aunt Florence and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and we ask God to grant you the strength you will need in the coming days. You have always been a close family and in times like these that too is one of God's Blessings we can be thankful for. Uncle Lowell is where he wanted to be, in the arms of his Saviour. We will cherish our memories. Love and God Bless

Name:

Jean Borchardt and Jeannette, Marshall, Clayton, Dalton & Robyn Dolding

Email:

bonehed1@mts.net

Date:

Monday January 28, 2008

Memories

Although we can't be there with all of you, we WILL be with you in Spirit. Uncle Al, Uncle Paul, and Cousin Harold left on Monday around 1:45p.m. and God willing, will be there to bring our cards extending our sympathies. Our hearts are very heavy because we weren't able to be there with you. You know that we love you all very much and that your Husband, Father, and Grandfather meant the world to us. Our families have always been close and we have wonderful memories that will remain with us forever. Even in death we can "REJOICE" because now Uncle Lowell will no longer be suffering for breath, but WILL be enjoying the bliss of Heaven with his Heavenly Father. God comfort your hearts and give you the strength you need on the coming days after the funeral is over. Love always, Jean B. and Jeannette and family xoxoxo

Name:

Doug Jennifer Jack and Annie Braun

Email:

djbraun@charter.net

Date:

Monday January 28, 2008

Memories

I never remember seeing my Great Uncle Lowell not smiling. Although I did not spend a lot of time with him I can see his smile even now. Our sympathies are with the family for his passing. Doug Braun and family

Name:

John & Arlette Hogan

Email:

jonlet9394@sbcglobal.net

Date:

Sunday January 27, 2008

Memories

Our love & prayer's for the Braun family & friend's.......with deepest sympathy....We are at piece knowing Lowell got everything he wished for during these last day's of life not being kind to him.....We all know God took him home and Lowell was happy to be going there to be with his Lord & Savior.....We will alway's remember the happy times thru the year's in Morristown & also in Apache Junction, AZ..We were hoping to get there soon again in the Spring but the Lord gave us different trial's to get thru first with John being taken to the hospital for a Defibrulator.......It just wasn't to be yet this year.....Now we will have to meet later when we all get to heaven........Thank's for alway's letting us be a part of your lives & our's.....We are happy you got to California also......God Bless you all & give you strength to carry on without a great friend, husband, father, sibling & grandchildren.........John & Arlette Hogan