Richard Earl Braun was born Sept. 28, 1945 in Braham, Minn. to Rudy and Eleanor (Person) Braun. He was raised in Cambridge, attended Cambridge schools and graduated in 1963. He was united in marriage to Diane Ahlstrom in 1968 and twin daughters, Dana and Denise, were born to this union.
He worked for Tower Systems and traveled world wide to such places as Nigeria and Costa Rica and eventually retired. Richard was also employed with the DNR as a fire fighter and worked with his friend Kerry as a logger. Most recently he worked as a courier for Allina, retiring after 19 years of service.
In 1982 Richard married Rose Mary Marshall and they were married until his passing.
Richard loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his buddies Joe and Rob Marshall. He loved spending time with his daughters, granddaughters and his extended family. He was a good friend to many. He also loved to ride his Harley and was a member of the Legion Riders and Patriot Guard. Richard was also a member of the Cambridge American Legion and of Cambridge Lutheran Church. He was devoted to his beloved Rosie and called her his “Angel” as she cared for him during his illness.
Richard is survived by his wife, Rosie; two daughters, Dana Braun of Deltona, Florida, Denise Marie (Duane) Pleines of Deland, Florida; one sister, Ramona (Paul) Torell of Cambridge; three grandchildren, Mackenzie, April and Danielle; and many loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and by an infant sister.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 27 at 3 p.m. at Cambridge Lutheran Church with Rev. David Everett officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Judy Frank will serve as soloist, Eric Anderson as guitarist and Mary Kay O’Neill as organist. Pallbearers are Ryan Lillion, Andy Lillion, Eric Lillion, John Marshall Jr., Joe Marshall, Rob Marshall, Dick Marshall and Tom Ramberg. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel.