John "Jack" G. Braun, 72 of Rochester, MN died Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Seasons Hospice House after a 16 month battle with lymphoma.
Jack was born May 23, 1945 to John and Veronica (Weyrauch) Braun in St. Cloud, MN. Jack graduated from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN and started working at IBM Rochester. From 1967 - 1969 Jack was drafted and served in Vietnam for the U.S. Army where he was awarded a Bronze Star. When he returned he continued working at IBM for the remainder of his career of 30 years. Jack married Laurie Dain at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Rochester on June 23, 1979. After his retirement he would substitute teach in the area high schools. He enjoyed racquetball , downhill skiing, cooking, going to his children's sporting events and spending time with his family.
Jack is survived by his wife, Laurie of Rochester, MN; a daughter, Sarah (Randy) Ekenberg of Bloomington, MN; a son, Andy Braun of Rochester, MN; one grandson, Henry Ekenberg; a brother, Roger (LaVerne) Braun of Sartell, MN and a sister, Alice Kramer of Paris, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and two brothers.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection (1600 11th Avenue SE) on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens with Military Honors provided by the Rochester American Legion Post #92. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Memorials may be directed to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Seasons Hospice.
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