|Birth: ||May 27, 1913|
North Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 18, 2003|
Albert G. Brauer, 90, formerly of Bowman Drive, Kent, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at Akron City Hospital.
Since July, he and his wife, Celeste, had resided at Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson. He was born May 27, 1913, in Kulm, N.D., the son of German immigrants who had homesteaded in the Dakotas in the late 1800s. He attended high school in Bismarck, N.D., and graduated from North Da kota State University in 1938. During his college years he was elected to a number of class offices, was president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and served as manager of the campus "Dugout" restaurant. Brauer was presented the President's Gold Medallion by North Dakota State University in 1991, where he and his wife have established endowed scholarships in history, govern ment, and nursing.
Brauer began his teaching career at West Fargo High School, where he taught social studies and introduced football. His second team there captured the North Dakota State Six-Man Championship in 1939. In De cember of that year he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, at the time of the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941, and served most of World War II there. He married Lt. Celestine Pilvelis, a nurse at Tripler Army Hospital, in 1942.
During the Korean War, Major Brauer served as the Chief of the Projects Branch, Psychological Warfare Division, Eighth United States Army, where he was responsible for overseeing the development of hundreds of propaganda leaflets. Later he served as commander, Head quarters Staff, of the Psycho logical Warfare School of the Army at Ft. Bragg, N.C. From 1957 to 1961 he was a military instructor with the Kent State University Army ROTC depart ment. He retired from active military service with the rank of lieutenant colonel. During the course of his army career, Brauer did graduate work at Georgetown University and earned a master's degree from Kent State University in 1960. His service decorations include the Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Bronze Star Medal.
Brauer began a second career as teacher at Kent Roose velt High School, where he taught government from 1962 until his retirement in 1980, when he was named "Teacher of the Year." He is fondly remembered by two generations of Roosevelt students as the "Colonel."
Brauer was a life member of the V.F.W. and an active member of the Pearl Harbor Survi vors Association, the Retired Officers Association, and the Council on America's Military Past.
He is survived by his wife, Celeste of Hudson, Ohio; sons, Gerald (Cheryl) of DeKalb, Ill., and Albert (Donna) of Loveland, Ohio; and one granddaughter, Elizabeth, as well as many niec es and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Elizabeth (Doehr) Brauer of Bismarck, N.D., and six brothers and sisters.
Biographical information supplied by Connie Lou (FAG Contributor 47653322)
Michael F. Brauer (1872 - 1968)
Elizabeth Doerr Brauer (1879 - 1976)
Celestine C Brauer (1916 - 2009)*
Leonard B Brauer (1898 - 1983)*
Lenora J Follstad (1900 - 1958)*
Elsie C. Brauer Isaak (1902 - 1972)*
Edwin Frederick Brauer (1903 - 1979)*
George W Brauer (1906 - 1985)*
Albert G Brauer (1913 - 2003)
Clemence W Brauer (1915 - 1982)*
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
Plot: Section 21 Plot 628
Created by: Douglas King
Record added: Dec 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32131054