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KENNETH PETER BRAUN (published on February 28, 2009)

KENNETH PETER BRAUN On January 27, 2009 at age 62, Ken passed away suddenly of a heart attack in Mesa, Arizona. He was predeceased by his father-in-law Raymond Dionne. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Cheryl, daughter Chantel and son-in-law Bobby Penner, parents Abram and Justine Braun, mother-in-law Olive Dionne, and siblings; Verna Tribula, Shirley (Walter) Syslak, Gordon (Gertje) Braun, Grace (Henry) Hildebrand, Dennis (Deanna) Braun, Gary (Marge) Dionne, Marita (Dave) Robinson, Brian (Eva) Dionne, Stephen (Fay) Dionne, Cathy Dionne, Danita (Carlos) Nunez; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Ken was born and raised in Altona. As a boy, Ken was passionate about music. Through hours of dedication, Ken became an accomplished and talented pianist and organist. Ken became involved in church music ministry playing both piano and organ. He participated in the Eastman Choral Society and shared his musical gifts with his daughter, Chantel. Ken graduated from the U. of M. with a B.A. in 1967, then pursued his teaching certificate. He was employed by the Hanover School Division for 37 years. He loved teaching, treasured his years at the SRSS, and formed many lifelong friendships. Ken met his loving wife, Cheryl, in Jamaica in 1974. They were married in 1980 and joyously welcomed their daughter, Chantel, in 1982. Ken was kind, gentle, and sincere. He loved life, laughed often, and demonstrated a steady faith in God. Ken enjoyed travelling, yard work, music, bike riding, and time with family and friends. Ken was an outstanding individual. He lived passionately and followed his dreams. We are creating a memory book of Ken and welcome your pictures or stories. E-mail Ken was cremated in Arizona. His memorial service will be at Steinbach Mennonite Church on April 25, 2009 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Lunch Program at Soup is On , Steinbach's Soup Kitchen.

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