Funeral Notice: Ralph John Braun

Braun, Ralph John Age 88, of Edina, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Born February 19, 1929 in St. Joseph, MN to John and Veronica Braun. Preceded in death by Sister Alexine OSB, Willard Braun and Roseann Lilledahl. Survived by wife of 59 years Mary; children, Joseph (Ann Rinehart), Teresa Murray (Mark), Mike (Connie), Tom (Karen Moeller); ten grandchildren, Peter, Andrew and John Paul Braun; Daniel, Katie and Maggie Murray; Sarah, Nate and Becca Braun; Audrey Braun; siblings, Alice Kramer, Roger Braun and Jack Braun. Ralph graduated from St. Cloud Teachers College, served in the Korean War and worked for Northern States Power Company for many years. He was a kind, soft spoken man who loved his family, telling jokes, going fishing at the family cabin in Marcell, MN, and open air rides driving his beloved 1927 Willys Knight convertible with a rumble seat. Special thanks to Wealshire of Bloornington, Park Nicollet Hospice, Deacon Jon DeLuney and Father Kevin Finnegan. Visitation Friday, May 12 at 9:00 AM, Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Grace Church, 5071 Eden Avenue, Edina, MN 55436. Memorials preferred to Struther's Parkinson's Center, National Parkinson's Foundation, or Our Lady of Grace. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996