Waltrip Funeral Directors

1415 Campbell Road, Houston, TX


Guenter W. Braun

July 22, 1931June 24, 2019

Guenter Wilhelm Braun, 87, was born in Wertheim, Germany on July 22, 1931 and passed away in Houston, Texas on June 24, 2019.

Guenter learned milk and milk products processing in his hometown of Wertheim Germany and then apprenticed under his uncle. He brought those skills and knowledge to the U.S. arriving in the United States on Easter Day 1958, and continued in his specialized field until his retirement from HEB in May 1996.

Surviving Guenter is his wife of 32 years, Evelyn Ireson Braun, his son Michael L Braun of San Antonio, his daughter Arleen Braun Young of Opelika AL, and his stepchildren Pam, Gail, and Rod Hite and their spouses and children.

He enjoyed attending the Houston Ostomy Association Central Group’s meetings and staying connected to other Wertheimers who live in the States by attending the Wertheimers Reunion, which was held every other year in various U.S. cities for 22 years. During their marriage he and Evelyn made numerous trips back to Wertheim to visit with family and friends, attending class reunions and other events there.

A Memorial Service honoring Guenter will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Waltrip Funeral Directors with a reception to follow.

The family requests no flowers. If you wish to commemorate Guenter, please make a donation in his name to your favorite animal charity.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 13, 2019


Guenter W. Braun

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Todd Williams

June 30, 2019

Oh, I wish I had some photos of the moments I remember with GB! But, only the sadness at his passing, and relief in the end of his pains.
There were moments when he told me stories of his childhood in Germany, and the compassion he learned from his mother in incredibly difficult times.
As I got to know GB more, I found someone who liked being with folks, sharing in what was going on. On one visit to Colorado he and Eve stayed with us. There was some work to do having had our floors re-done, and even when I said "Enough," for the day, GB was not ready to be done! He meticulously helped with everything from re-setting toilets, to a DEEP clean of our oven!!
And, of course he gave advice on how to set a new vanity in the back of the truck so the drawers wouldn't open while driving home. But i thought my way was just fine! Well, as you would guess the drawers came open almost immediately, and as I pulled over to fix it, there were some comments being made, some chuckles, and I turned and looked at GB and said, "Don't start with me!!" ..then we laughed out loud, then, and over the next several years!

Eve and GB's last visit to see us in Colorado was a few years ago, at Christmas time. One of the best days of that trip was to a bakery in Colorado Springs, owned by a childhood friend of his from Wertheim! Amazing to see the reunion he had with her, and we all LOVED the pastries that came from that 'old world bakery.'

To GB, i raise a glass!