Reverend Donald B. Braun, age 78, died Tuesday, November 3, 2009 in Waupun, Wisconsin.
A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial for Father Braun will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 511 South Spring Street in Beaver Dam. The Very Reverend Patrick Heppe, Vicar for the Clergy of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will preside, representing Bishop William Callahan and Bishop Richard Sklba. The Reverend Ed Wawrzyniakowski will be the Homilist. Visitation will also take place at church on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 10:50 AM. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Milwaukee.
Donald Bernard Braun was born on February 19, 1931 to Edward and Martha (Schultz) Braun in West Allis, Wisconsin. He was ordained into the priesthood on May 25. Father Don”s priestly ministry began June 21, 1957, as an Associate Pastor at Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Milwaukee. Father also served as Associate Pastor at St. Wenceslaus Parish in Milwaukee in 1964, until he was named Pastor in 1978. He was named Pastor at SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Nenno, with Mission of St. Anthony in Allenton, Wisconsin in 1980. In 1990 he was appointed Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Fox Lake, currently Annunciation Parish. He retired in June 1999.
Fr. Don is survived by his sister, Arlene Estes of Colorado, his long-time housekeeper and friend, Judy Jacobs of Waupun, friends, Ed and Joy Lachendro and family of Beaver Dam and John and Debbie Setzke and family of Beaver Dam, and his Catholic family. He was preceded in death by his parents and his faithful companions, Max and Molly.
Memorials may be made in Fr. Donald Braun”s name to the St. Katharine Drexel Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 131 W. Maple Avenue, Beaver Dam, WI 53916.
The Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Saturday, November 7th, 2009, 11:00am, St. Katharine Drexel Spring St. Church-Beaver Dam
Mount Olivet Cemetery-Milwaukee