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Mervin M. Braun
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Birth: May 13, 1930
Roberts County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 2012
Lawrence County
South Dakota, USA

Mervin M. Braun was born on May 13, 1930, in Victor Township to Joseph and Elenora (Fehringer) Braun. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, rural Rosholt. Mervin attended school in Rosholt. On November 6, 1951, Mervin married Rose Mary Keller at St. Gall's Catholic Church in Tintah, MN. Mervin then entered the US Army on Nov 16, 1951, at Camp Chaffee where he served for two years with time stationed in Germany and the US. Mervin earned the Occupation Medal Germany and the National Defense Service Medal. After his discharge on October 29, 1953, Mervin worked for area farmers and then began farming on his own. Throughout the next 30 years Mervin farmed, was involved in carpentry, sold seed, drove truck and was known as the "man who could fix anything". In 1981 he retired from farming and moved into Rosholt with his wife and youngest daughter Kris. Mervin and Rose lived in Wahpeton, Breckenridge and West Fargo. He retired from Knox lumber. Mervin and Rose returned to the family farm near Rosholt in 1998. They spent their winters in Mission, TX for 16 years.
Mervin was a member of the Leo American Legion Post 48 of Rosholt and the Rosholt Area Threshermen's Association. He was on the Victor Township board and mayor of Rosholt.
He enjoyed the outdoors by fishing, hunting, camping and traveling. Mervin loved to dance, bowl and play cards. He especially loved spending time with family and friends.
Mervin was called to the Lord's home on December 31, 2012, at his son Larry's home in Spearfish, SD. He was on home hospice care due to pancreatic cancer. His wife Rose, son Larry with wife Gayle and grandchildren Matthew and Katie Sue were at his bedside.
Survivors include his wife Rose of Rosholt, SD; children, Sandra (Terry) Steffens of Fairmount, ND, Larry (Gayle) Braun of Spearfish, SD, Ronald (Marcheta) Braun of South Prairie, WA, Scot Braun of St. Peter, MN and Kristi (Marlon) Griggs of Roseville, MN; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, Vincent (Marcella) Braun of New Effington, SD, Leander (Betty) Braun of Rosholt, Gerald Braun of Wahpeton, ND, Albert (Marceil) Braun of Rosholt and Raymond (Sharon) Braun of Fergus Falls, MN; sisters, Adela Gustafson of Oakes, ND and Marlene Luick of Fairmount; and two sisters-in-law, Ingrid Braun of Colorado Springs, CO and Rita Braun of Rosholt, SD.
Mervin was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Diane (infancy); and brothers, Ambrose and Jerome. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Ferdinand Braun (1896 - 1983)
  Elenora Ann Fehringer Braun (1900 - 1994)
  Leander Hubert Braun (1925 - 2013)*
  Mervin M. Braun (1930 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Nicholas Cemetery
Roberts County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Ellen Sherlock
Record added: Jan 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 102923957


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