Eugene L. Braun, 87

Eugene L. Braun, 87, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville.

He was born October 3, 1932, in Spencer County to the late Martin and Meta Polster Braun. He married Catherine Harpenau on May 4, 1957, and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Tell City Chair Company and enjoyed farming, gardening and the Farmer’s Market.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine Braun of Tell City; a daughter, Diana Kellems of St. Croix; a son, Gary Braun of Tell City; a sister, Viola Hedinger of St. Meinrad; grandchildren, Jesse (Ashley) Kellems and Brian (Toni) Kellems; and great-grandchildren, Vanesa Kellems, Declan Kellems, Adler Kellems and Elowen Kellems.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Lewis Kellems.

Services for Eugene Braun will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, with Pastor Rodney Schmeltz officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be from 5-7: p.m. Monday, June 15, at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church Building Fund.

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