|Birth: ||Sep. 20, 1917|
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 1982|
My dad was born a twin with sister Helen ~ He was soft spoken, slow to anger, very smart, could fix anything, a farmer in a pick up truck, cigar in his mouth which he never smoked, always with a shirt sleeve tan, could eat anything without gaining weight, a very hard worker and rarely stopped to rest or take vacations. He wanted to provide for his children well after he was gone. He did good ~ I wish I would have known him better. I miss him.
BRAUER - Harold E. Brauer, 64, 9151 Edwardsville Road, Winnebago, died at 9:43 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1982, in his home after a long illness. Born Sept. 20, 1917, in Winnebago, son of Oscar and Jessie Pollard Brauer. Lived all his life on the family farm, which he worked. Married to the former Lueva I. Parker in Messiah Lutheran Church, Rockford, Feb. 9, 1940. Member of First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago and served as Trustee and elder; also member of Winnebago County Farm Bureau, Illinois Holstein Association and Boone-Winnebago Holstein Club. He had owned and flew his own airplane for many years. Graduated from Winnebago High School, class of 1935. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Randy, Rockford, Parker and Allyn, both of Winnebago; two daughters, Cherie and Connie, both of Winnebago; five grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Leonard (Marjorie) Carmichael, Rochelle. Predeceased by a twin sister, Helen Gieske, and a daughter-in-law, Kathy Brauer in March, 1981.
Services at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in First Presbyterian Church, Winnebago, with the Rev. William E. Butler, pastor, officiating. Burial in Winnebago Cemetery. Arrangements by Genandt Funeral Home, 601 Winnebago Road, Winnebago, IL. A memorial has been established for First Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers.
Rockford Register Star, Sat., Jan. 30, 1982 p. B2.
Special thanks to D. Frederick Birely for sponsoring my dad's page.
Oscar J. Brauer (1890 - 1958)
Jessie Belle Pollard Brauer (1895 - 1967)
Lueva Irene Parker Brauer (1919 - 2009)
Cherie Darlene Brauer (1941 - 2004)*
Randy John Brauer (1945 - 2010)*
Maintained by: Connie Lou
Originally Created by: Loren Carlson
Record added: Jan 14, 2010
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