Barbara J. Braun

July 7, 1923May 13, 2019

Barbara J. Braun, 95 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away May 13, 2019. She was born on July 7, 1923 in Van Wert, OH to the late Charles E. and Ruby E. (Bicker) Stoops. Barbara was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church and was a member of the Women’s Circle there; she also volunteered at the Lutheran Home. She is survived by her son, Rick (Beth) Braun, grandson, Brian (Holly) Braun, granddaughter, Sarah Braun, sister-in-law, Mary Stoops and 3 great grandchildren. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Braun, a son, Thomas Braun and brothers, Harold and Carl Stoops. Services will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:30 a.m. at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 729 W. Washington Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN with visitation there beginning at 9:30 a.m. Additional visitation will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, IN. She will be laid to rest at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. To sign the online guestbook, you are encouraged to go to


  • St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church


  • Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, May 18, 2019


Barbara J. Braun

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James Potts DDS

May 17, 2019

Dear All- Please accept prayers in the loss of Barbara. We have enjoyed seeing them over the years at the dental office. They were such kind and gracious people.