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Norman C. 'Bud''s Story

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Norman C. 'Bud' Braun, age 83, of Middleport, NY, entered into rest on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born on October 2, 1934 in North Tonawanda, Norman is the son of the late, Norman V. and Irene (Stielow) Braun.
Bud was a lifetime dairy farmer. He enjoyed hunting, reading, spending time with family, the companionship of his dog Charlie Brown, golfing and talking farming with his farming friends. He also worked at Harrison Radiator in Lockport from 1953 to 1963.
He served his country in the US Army from April 27, 1953, until April 5, 1956, during the Korean conflict, proudly achieving the rank of Sergeant.
Norman married Joanne on August 7, 2004. He had previously been married to Phyliss Ann McCollum on October 6, 1956. Phyliss died on July 24, 1996.
Surviving is his wife, Joanne (Lucas Boetcher) Braun; children, Lynn (Daniel) Budziszewski, Lori (Wayne) Rhinehart, Lisa (Ken) Glena, Leigh Braun, Andrew (Kristina) Braun, Amy (Todd) Zinkievich; stepfather of, Robin Eckert, Amy (Don) Yung and Greg (Wendy) Boetcher; brother of Helen (Paul) Petit and Janet (the late George) Donahue; and special cousin, Elizabeth Reisman. Also survived by 21 grandchildren, 21 and 1/2 great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State Street, Middleport, NY on Thursday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 AM from St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church 1355 West Avenue, Medina. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Medina, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY, 14094 or St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Please visit bateswallace.com and leave a condolence for the family.
Published on November 14, 2017
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