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Ivo J. Braun

January 21, 1935 — July 11, 2020

Ivo J. Braun, age 85, of Portland, Indiana, passed away on July 11, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.

He was born January 21, 1935, in St. Peter, OH, to the late Stephen and Rosella (Minnich) Braun. On November 5, 1960, he married the late Eloise (Barhorst) Braun, who died September 27, 1997.

Surviving are his children, Tom (Lisa) Braun of Fort Recovery, Connie (Gerald) Kohn of Coldwater, and Fred Braun of Portland; 14 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; siblings, LaDonna (Carl) VanDenBosch of Coldwater, Rita Heyne of Dayton, and Carl (Judie) Braun of Celina; daughter-in-law, Pat (Brian) Link of Portland; special friend, Julie Spoltman of Coldwater; sister-in-law, Viola Braun of Coldwater; brother-in-law, Don Dues of Celina; in-laws, Chris Barhorst of Russia, Doris Bruggeman of St. Henry, Dolores Bruggeman of St. Henry, Joseph (Wilma) Barhorst of Coldwater, Ralph Meyer of St. Henry, and Martha (Richard) Subler of New Bremen.

Also preceded in death are sons, Steven and Ronald Braun; 1 great grandchild; siblings, Esther (Otis) Marchal, Linda Dues, Linus (Virginia) Braun, Marcene (Louis) Burris, and Virgil "Shorty" Braun; sister-in-law, Jean Braun; in-laws, Clarissa Brinkman, Charlene (Lavern) Schmit, Herb Barhorst, Virgil Bruggeman, Werner Bruggeman, Clarence (Shirley) Barhorst, Marilyn Meyer, Emily (Jack) Subler, and Margie (Edward) Rethman.

Ivo served his county in the US Army and was employed at the former New Idea, Coldwater.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bryant ,IN and its Men's Society. Ivo was also a member of the American Legion Post 345, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6515, and Progressive Sportsman Club, all of Fort Recovery, and Fraternal Order Eagles, Coldwater. He enjoyed beekeeping through the years and the company of family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bryant, Indiana, with his grandson, Fr. Jarred Kohn as celebrant. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Graveside military honors will be conducted by the American Legion.

Friends may call from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm Tuesday and 9:00 am-9:45 am Wednesday at Brockman - Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.

Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Care.

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