Marvin C. Braun, Age 94, of Coldwater, Ohio, died on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. He was born July 22, 1923, in Coldwater to the late Leo and Barbara (Rammel) Braun. On June 26, 1946, he married Helen Vondrell who dies on July 29, 2016. He is survived by three sons: Gary (Rebecca) Braun of Kenton, Joe (Mary) Braun and Charles (Pat) Braun all of Coldwater; two daughters: Kathy Braun of Coldwater and Connie (Tim) McGrady of Burleson, Texas; nine grandchildren: Greg (Cameo) Braun, Luke (Lyndsey) Braun, Mindy (Carl) Serr, Jerry (Tony) Buschur, Amy Meyer, Adam (Suzanne) Braun, Candice Braun, Aaron McGrady, Shauna (Jimmy) Wilson; twelve great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Don Braun of Fort Loramie, brother-in-law: Don Stammen; sisters-in-law: Eileen Braun, Alberta Braun, Linda Braun, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by six brothers, Fred, Louis, Adrian, Bob, Stanley, Paul, and his only sister, Rita (Carlo) Tosti. Marvin was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater Eagles, Legion and V.F.W. He was a B-17 bomber pilot in the 8th Air Force, 379 Bomb Group, during WWII and flew 35 bombing missions over Germany, flying out of Kimbolton Airfield in England. He was honored that his name and brief history of his service to his country is included in a legacy data plate at the entrance to The Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio (thanks to the efforts of his nephew, William Braun). He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, who enjoyed gardening, family get-togethers, cook-outs, and taking many fishing trips to Canada. He was a finish carpenter who created and repaired furniture and many other items for his children and grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Coldwater. Burial with military rites will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater. Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm Tuesday and 9 to 10 am Wednesday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater. Memorials may be made to Air Force Museum Foundation, P.O. Box 1903, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio 45433, or the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.
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