Wayne Michael Braun, 46, Wamego, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.
He was born April 9, 1972, in WaKeeney to Joseph Jr. and Peggy (Wynn) Braun. He attended Ellis High School his freshman year and was a 1990 graduate of Trego Community High Schoo and Cloud County Community College where he played baseball. He graduated from North Central Kansas Area Vo-Tech in Hays with a degree in auto technology.
He married Chalee Denise Woerner on Aug. 22, 1992, in WaKeeney. He started his EMT/Fire service career in 1995 as a volunteer in Graham County and Hill City. After moving to the Wamego area in 2000, he continued his service with the Wamego Fire Department until 2003. He began his professional career with the Manhattan Fire Department in 2001, where he served 17 years and most recently held the rank of captain. He also served on the emergency rescue team at Jeffery Energy Center for the last eight years.
He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle and attending family sporting events. He also enjoyed playing slow pitch softball in his younger years.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two children, Taylor, Wamego, and Jordyn, Topeka; two brothers, Eric and wife, Julie, Onaga, and Aaron and wife, Karen, Wamego; his mother, Onaga; a grandmother, Deryl Wynn, WaKeeney; two brothers-in-law, Chad Woerner and wife, Carolyn, Newton, and Troy Bourbon and wife, Sabrina, Bourbon; seven nephews, Austen Allen, Cooper Swanson, Cody and Chase Bourbon, Isaac and Levi Braun and John Bourbon; three nieces, Maggie and Emma Allen and Calista Woerner; his father and mother-in-law, John and Linda Woerner, Jewel; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, three grandparents, Carroll Wynn, Joseph Sr., and Katherine Braun; and his mother-in-law, Judy Bowen.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Baptist Church, Wamego; burial in Wamego City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stewart Funeral Home, Wamego.
Memorials are suggested to the Good Shepherd Hospice House, or Wamego.
Condolences can be left for the family at www.stewartfuneralhomes.com.