Robert L. "Bob" Braun

Robert L. “Bob” Braun, 72, Hays, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 24, 1948, in Victoria to Adam and Clementine (Rohr) Braun.

He married Carlotta (Munk) in 1967. He later married Michelle (Seitz) on May 18, 2018, in Hays. He had worked for the Victoria COOP in his younger days and then for Service Acid and Kansas Acid where he retired. He also worked maintenance at Via Christi Village, Hays.

He was a member of The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria 3rd degree Knights of Columbus, and a National Guardsman.

He enjoyed his Honda Trike, tinkering with most anything and enjoying his backyard which was his pride and joy.

Survivors include his wife, Hays; a son, Robert Anthony “Tony” Braun and wife, Barbara, Evans, Colo.; a daughter, Rhonda Lang and husband, David, Lansing; a stepson, Mikel Sarver, Hays; a brother, Alfred “Fritz” Braun and wife, Anita, Victoria; three sisters, Juliana Urban and husband, Paul and Albertine “Tina” Braun and husband, Pete, all of Victoria and Charlene Unrein and husband, Frank, Gorham; four granddaughters, Brittney Lang and Taylor Lang, both of Lansing, Jordan Sandau (Cody) Gilcrest, Colorado and Hannah Elder (Dylan), Evans; and a great-grandson, Waylynn Anthony Elder.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Rubina Leiker Ziegler, Alvin Braun and Rose Ann Braun.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria; burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at The Basilicia.

A combined vigil and Victoria Knights of Columbus rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at The Basilicia.

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Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601, is in charge of arrangements.

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Published on December 10, 2020