Obit: Braun, Benedict (1890 - 1962)


Surnames: Braun, Wilson, Keller, Loos, White, Buran, Piccione, Hammond, Heriley

----- Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 09/06/1962

----- Braun, Benedict (22 AUG 1890 - 2 SEP 1962)

Mr. and Mrs. Benedict Braun who were traveling to visit their daughter in Milwaukee Saturday evening, never got there. A car which lost control, plunged into their lane of traffic, hitting the Braun auto headon, cusing the death of Benedict Braun.

The accident occurred about 7:30 Saturday evening at 87th and Fond du Lac Ave. in Milwaukee. Ronald Braun was driving the auto which was occupied by his parents. Both cars were demolished.

Driver of the other car was Victor Wilson of Waupun, who is being held for negligent homicide. An inquest was conducted Tuesday morning.

Mrs. Braun, who received face and leg lacerations and internal injuries, was taken to Milwaukee County Hospital where she underwent surgery about 11 o'clock that night. Her condition is reported as "fair". She will be transferred to a hospital here when her condition improves.

Benedict Braun, 72, suffered a severed aorta artery, a basil skull fracture, a crushed rib cage and other internal injuries. Ronald, who received lacerations to his face and multiple bruises, was a patient until Sunday afternoon.

Wilson suffered minor injuries and was still in the hospital Tuesday. He was alone in the car at the time of the accident.

The collision was investigated by the Sheriff's Police of Milwaukee.

Funeral services for Braun were held Wednesday morning at 10:30 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert E. King officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. A general rosary service was said at the Myre Funeral Home Tuesday evening.

Mr. Braun was born aug. 22, 1890 at Cazenovia and was married there on May 1, 1917 to Amelia Keller.

Three years after their marriage they moved to Clark County where they farmed in Levis Township and in the town of Warner. In 1943 they moved to a farm in the town of Loyal and six years ago they came to the city of Loyal.

He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. John (Marie) Loos, Loyal; Mrs. Kenneth (Bernice) White, Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. Reginald (Rosella) Buran, Manitowoc; and Mrs. Joe (Corrine) Piccione, Milwaukee; six sons, Robert and Gerald of Chicago; Vincent, Ronald and Tom of Loyal; and Art of Los Angeles, Calif.; 34 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Regina) Hammond, Madison; and Mrs. Bertha Heriley, Detroit, Mich.; three brothers, Rudy Braun, Ben Braun, and Fred Braun, all of South Dakota.

Two children preceded him in death.



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