Gerald Cecil Braun
August 8, 1929 – March 5, 2019
Gerald Cecil Braun
Gerald Cecil Braun passed away peacefully on March 5, 2019. Jerry was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on August 8, 1929, the son Myrtle Tuttle Braun and August Braun, who both preceded him in death. Jerry attended Cascia Hall Prep School in Tulsa, and graduated from St. Edwards University with a degree in industrial and mechanical engineering. Jerry was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War. He trained in Fort Bragg and was a Corporal in the Finance Corps. He went to Germany in 1952 and worked in the Division of Finance Office of the United States Army for a year and a half. When Jerry returned, he was working for Natkin Service Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1956 when he met the love of his life, Kathryn Jeanne Pasque, on a blind date. Jerry and Jeanne were married in 1957, and were devoted partners throughout their 61 years of marriage. They had a rare and deep love for each other and God blessed them with four children, Joan, Jerry, Jim and Jan. They lived in Oklahoma, Colorado, California, and finally settled in Texas in 1994. Jerry spent 37 years of his professional career with Natkin, ultimately being named the President of the service company. He negotiated union contracts and served on several mechanical contractor advisory boards. Jerry retired for a few months and then went to work with a long-time friend and colleague until he retired from Amtech after 5 years in 1997. Jerry was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed golfing whenever he could with his group “The Change Gang”, as well as travelling, especially to Branson, Missouri. Jerry's faith was very important to him, and he was a regular parishioner at St. Rita Catholic Church in Dallas.
Jerry's children were his life and he, together with Jeanne, worked and sacrificed to raise, support, educate and set them on their way. He was known for his incredible patient and calm demeanor, warm sense of humor and generosity to others. Jerry was happiest in the company of his wife, children, grandchildren and many cherished friends. Left to grieve his passing are his devoted and loving wife Jeanne, his children, Joan and Russ Davis (Irving), Jerry and Laura Braun (Dallas), Jim and Petra Braun (Atlanta) and Janet and David Cunningham (Houston). He will be missed terribly by his nine granddaughters: Katie Davis, Hannah Braun, Caroline Braun, Lindsay Braun, Sarah Cunningham, Elise Cunningham, Julia Braun, Sophia Braun and Lauren Cunningham. Jerry is also survived by his sister Beverly Braun Alexander (Tulsa) and 9 nephews, 2 nieces and their spouses and children..
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the North Chapel of Calvary Hill Funeral Home, followed by a private internment to follow at Calvary Hill Catholic Cemetery.
The family gives special thanks to the staff at MacArthur Hills, Charlene, Shirlene, Nyeana and April, for their tireless and unceasing efforts on his behalf.
Oh dearest Gerald, Jerry, Dad, Grandad noble hearted man, dearest husband, father and brother, you were there for us every step of the way, steadfast in your love, teaching us, counseling us, guiding us, supporting us. Never again will there be one like you and never will we forget you. The void you have left will never be filled, we commend you to the Lord in faith and the hope that we will see and be with you again.
- Catholic Funeral Mass Thursday, March 7, 2019
Gerald Cecil Braun
March 5, 2019
My deepest condolences goes to the Braun family especially to Mrs Jeane!!! From the months I’ve been working at MacArthur Hills I seen how STRONG you were. And I pray you continue to stay strong. I’ll always remember you Mr. Jerry.