Marvin F. Braun, 85, Hays, died Monday, January 25, 2016 at the Hays Good Samaritan Society – New Dimensions.
He was born January 3, 1931 in Victoria, Kansas the son of Frank J. and Helen (Brungardt) Braun. He attended St. Joseph grade school and Hays High School. On August 23, 1950 he married Mary Jo Rohr in Munjor, Kansas. He was a farmer and cattleman and had dairy cows for many years. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Munjor, the third degree Knights of Columbus Council #6984, and the Bishop Cunningham Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. Marvin was a lifelong farmer who loved the land, his John Deere tractors, and his overalls just as much as he loved his family. He enjoyed spending quiet evenings with his wife, Mary Jo, a beautiful marriage lasting 65 years. He also enjoyed all the noise and laughter in the house when his entire family was gathered together. He was a people person, a kind and generous man, a good provider, and very thankful and prayerful.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo, of the home, daughter Barbara Ciani of Kansas City, MO, son Terence Braun and wife Kathleen of Hays, daughter Susan Leiker and husband Laren of Hays, daughter Debra Pfeifer of Hays, daughter Karla Fisher and husband Duane of Hays, daughter Lisa Thierer and husband Max of Shawnee, daughter in law Cathy Braun of Hays, two brothers Francis “Frank” Braun and wife Jacky of McCracken, and Robert “Bob” Braun and wife Jan of Hays, two sisters, LaVerna Younger of Hays and Helen Werth and husband Cliff of Hays, fifteen grandchildren; Sara Linderman, Keith (Maria) Ciani, Kelly (Jeff) Benoit, Erin (Shawn) Richmeier, Caitlin (Dylan) Sultzer, Travis (Tracy) Braun, Kaleen (Jordan) Munsch, Brad Braun, Chad Braun, Amber (Brett) Marrs, Landon (Lynn) Leiker, Brennan Leiker, Emily Pfeifer, Tyler Legleiter, and Cole Thierer, seventeen great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Thomas L. Braun, and a son in law Maurice “Mory” Pfeifer.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Munjor, Kansas. Burial will be in the St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 on Wednesday and from 9:00 am until 9:30 Thursday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine. A vigil service will be at 6:30 pm followed by a combined third and fourth degree Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:00 pm, both on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church or to Hays Good Samaritan Society – New Dimensions, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com