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Bernard J. “Ben” Braun, 91, Detroit Lakes, MN, died Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 PM, Wednesday, October 2 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, Msgr. Timothy McGee, officiating.
Friends may call 5:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday with a rosary at 6:30 pm and prayer service at 7:00 pm at David-Donehower Funeral Home and at the church 1 hour prior to the mass on Wednesday.
Bernard Joseph Braun, known as Ben, was born October 3, 1927 in Emmet, ND to Arnold and Lauretta (DuChene) Braun. He moved with his family to rural Callaway, MN and attended 8th grade at the Westbury School. Ben farmed with his family in rural Callaway during his working life. He was united in marriage to Sharon Gullickson, November 26, 1983 in Callaway. They moved to Detroit Lakes in 1995 but continued to farm until 2015. They entered the Madison in February 2019.
Ben was a dairy farmer, he started milking when he was 12 and he milked until he was in his 60’s. He sold sweet cream, and his dairy was one of the longest running producers of sweet cream for Cass Clay Creamery. He enjoyed gardening, playing Domino’s, playing cards, visiting and his John Deere tractors.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon of Detroit Lakes, step children: Lynn (Brian) Bakke of Fergus Falls, MN, Joseph Lorsung of Callaway, MN, Jodi (Mike) Boos of Sartell, MN, Tom Lorsung of Fergus Falls, MN, three grandchildren: Ben (Abigail) Bakke, Gina (Reid) Matter, Jason (Jenny) Lorsung, four great-grandchildren; Zoe, Octavia, Phoebe and Talia, He was preceded in death by two brothers: Arnold and Felix and two sisters: Marie Solmon and Rose Willey.