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Mr. Richard W. Brauner, age 71 years, of St Martins, Mo., passed away Monday, November 29, 2010, at the Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Brauner was born February 21, 1939, in Jefferson City, the son of Chris and Emma Gangwish Brauner. Richard was first married on April 21, 1960, in St. Martins, Mo. to Ruth Philomena Kroll for 29 years. She preceded him in death on January 30, 1989. Richard was remarried on June 22, 1991, in St. Martins, Mo. to Bonnie Dwight. A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Richard attended Immaculate Conception School. Richard started his career with Great Central Lumber Company as a truck driver while a member of the Missouri Army National Guard. From 1965 to 2001, he worked and retired after 36 years from Von Hoffmann Press of Jefferson City as third shift supervisor and worked part time as a bricklayer. He was a member of St. Martins Catholic Church, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 2693, and a former member of the St. Martins Knights of Columbus #7194. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, shooting pool, golfing, dancing, traveling, camping, and spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather and he will be truly missed. Survivors include: his wife of 19 years, Bonnie Brauner; his son, Richard J. Brauner of St. Martins, Mo.; his daughter, Rhonda H. (Brauner) Wood and her husband Ray of Lohman, Mo.; three brothers, James Brauner and his wife Judi, Robert Brauner and his wife Sharon, all of Jefferson City, and Donald Brauner and his wife Viola of Portland, Texas; two sisters, Pauline (Brauner) Herman of Centertown, Mo. and Frances Ann (Brauner) Giboney and her husband Lonnie of Fulton, Mo.; two grandchildren, Rusty Wood and his wife Alisha of St. Louis, Mo. and Richelle (Wood) Wright and her husband Willie of Tuscumbia, Mo.; and three great-grandchildren, Kelsie Wright, Koda Wright and Brayden Wood. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ruth Brauner; one son, Russell Brauner; and two daughters, Rayma Brauner and Mary Brauner. A visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2010, with a prayer service to be conducted at 3:30 p.m. in the Freeman Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 12:00 noon Thursday, December 2, 2010, at St. Martins Catholic Church in St. Martins, Mo. with the Reverend Edwin Schmidt and the Reverend Francis Doyle officiating. Graveside services and interment with military honors will be held at Resurrection Cemetery. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Assn. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com
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