August 26, 1926 ~ February 15, 2020
Steve Braun, born August 26, 1926, passed away peacefully at home, after a brief illness on February 15, 2020. He was 93 years young and always willing to share a story or lend a hand. He was a proud WWII veteran, dedicated to his wife of almost 70 years, his faith and his family and his LA Dodgers.
He was born to Adam and Mary Braun in Ipswich, South Dakota and was 1 of 11 children. He is survived by his wife Valera, his brother August, his children Gary, Diane Delisle (Ron), Julie Morrissey (Roger), and Craig (Donna). He also leaves behind 10 grand children, 23 great-grand children and 3 great, great-grandchildren.
Steve moved to Hawthorne California from South Dakota in 1949 and married Valera in 1950. He worked for United Airlines and retired in 1989 after 40 years. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Hawthorne for 70 years as well as a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2075, where he served as the Officer of the Day and Honor Guard Captain. He also was a member of the American Legion, the Gardena Elks and the local IAM union.
He loved his LA Dodgers and relished in watching his grand and great-grandchildren play baseball from Little League through college.
He was a man willing to find things to fix and repair, and always ready to help out a neighbor in need. He is remembered for his bright smile and always willing to share a story.
Services will be:
Friday, 2-28-20, at 10:30 a.m. at:
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
11901 Acacia Ave.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Steve’s honor to:
VFW Post 2075
4563 W. 131st St
Hawthorne, Ca 90250
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