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Melvin Albert Braun

March 7, 1933 January 3, 2020
Melvin Albert Braun
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Obituary for Melvin Albert Braun

Melvin Albert "Mel" Braun of Denver, CO, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 7, 1933. He passed away January 3, 2020, with his loving family surrounding him.

He is survived by his five children Lynn (Kevin) Westlake, Lori (Todd) Koechlein, Jason (Cheryl) Braun, Leanne (Ken) Braun and Jeffrey (Lisa) Braun, 12 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren, sister Joyce Wesner, sister-in-law Rita (Ken) Hemmersbach, sister in-law Bunny Braun, brother-in-law Ernie Skillern Jr., and multiple nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife Donna Mae Braun,father (Walter), mother (Della), brothers (Eugene and James) and sister (Ruth).

Mel and Donna were married for 56 years. They raised their family in their Lakewood, CO home from 1963 to 1994. Mel worked for G.E./ Honeywell for 40+ years as a computer field engineer. Mel and Donna attended their children's many sporting and school events, and raised their children in a loving manner. Mel could always be counted on to be supportive and guide his children and grandchildren with a firm but loving hand. There were many family reunions with the relatives from Wisconsin, typically alternating locations. They had a love for camping, which they shared with the children. They graduated from tents to trailers to motor homes, ending up in a diesel pusher.

In 1994, now retired and with the kids grown, they began extensive travel in their motor home. Mel and Donna hit the road for many adventures including trips to Calgary, Alaska, Eastern Canada, Newfoundland, and everywhere in between. Mel was Colorado State manager for the Holiday Rambler Club and hosted many rallies and trips. They made many friends in their travels. They embraced life, and weren't afraid to go out and explore the world.

When Mel and Donna were not on the road, Mel had a part job working at Windish RV Center, in Lakewood Colorado, working with customers on the how's and why's of their new RV or trailer.

Mel and Donna spent their winters in Hemet, California where he participated in shuffleboard, water volleyball, bridge, and various social gatherings and in the summer months would travel to visit family and friends. He continued to go to Hemet after Donna passed away. But, he enjoyed traveling to Florida and Cincinnati to spend time with Lori and Jason and their families. When in Denver he lived with Lynn and Kevin and her revolving door of grandchildren and great grandchildren to keep him busy.


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Visitation

Thursday

23

Jan

5:30 PM 1/23/2020 5:30:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/23/2020 8:00:00 PM
The Chapel at Ellis Family Services

13436 West Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127

The Chapel at Ellis Family Services
13436 West Arbor Place Littleton 80127 CO
United States

Recitation of the Rosary

Thursday

23

Jan

6:30 PM 1/23/2020 6:30:00 PM
The Chapel at Ellis Family Services

13436 West Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127

The Chapel at Ellis Family Services
13436 West Arbor Place Littleton 80127 CO
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

24

Jan

10:00 AM 1/24/2020 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/24/2020 11:00:00 AM
Light of the World Catholic Church

10316 West Bowles Avenue
Littleton, CO 80127

Reception to follow Mass in the church hall.

Light of the World Catholic Church
10316 West Bowles Avenue Littleton 80127 CO
United States

Graveside

Monday

27

Jan

11:30 AM 1/27/2020 11:30:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1/27/2020 12:00:00 PM
Fort Logan National Cemetery

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235

Staging area B.

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 CO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fort Logan National Cemetery Final Resting Place

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 CO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Freedom Service Dogs of America

7193 S. Dillon Ct.
Englewood, CO 80112
In Mel's memory.
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