September 10, 1958 – November 3, 2019
Mr. Richard Charles Brauss, age 61 of McDonough, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019, loving husband of 28 years to Elaine (Seay) Brauss. Rick was born in St. Louis, MO to the late Carl & Mary Alice Brauss. Rick loved spending time with his family, boating and fishing on Lake Oconee. He enjoyed cooking and grilling, and was known for his pizza and BBQ. Rick retired from AT&T/ Lucent Technologies and was currently employed at FedEx as a Ramp Agent. He loved his job with FedEx and the people he worked with. In addition to his wife, Rick is survived by his children: Jason (Erin) Brauss of Wentzville, MO and Debbie (Ken) Compton of McDonough; grandchildren: Aiden, Gavin, and Tyler Brauss; siblings: Carla (Thomas) Barnhart of O'Fallon, MO, Robert (Jo Ann) Brauss of Florissant, MO, and Lisa (Dirk) Krueger of Wentzville, MO; brother-in-law: Rusty (Judy) Seay of Locust Grove; sister-in-law: Martye (Mark) Alling of Locust Grove; and many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving mother-in-law: Dorothy "Dot" Seay; and brother-in-law: Dirk Krueger. A Memorial service will be held in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home at 11:00AM on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 with Pastor Dave Riley officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A Memorial Gathering will be held in St. Charles, MO at Baue Funeral Home on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 4:00PM - 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Cornell College of Ornithology or other birding charities.
- Visitation - Haisten Funeral Home Wednesday, November 6, 2019
- A Celebration of Life - Haisten Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday, November 6, 2019
November 16, 2019
Rick was and will always be the love of my life, my soul mate and partner for life. I am heartbroken that we will no longer be together in this life. Rick always remembered cards for all occasions and gave me one that says exactly how we felt about each other...
"All I know of love is that it begins and ends with you. No one else could ever make me feel so special or so loved the way you do. It touches me deeply to know how much I matter to you. Because of you, I've known love in my life as few people ever get to know it. Because of you, my happiness is complete."
Forever my love and in my heart...
November 7, 2019
Don’t know if you remember me from St. Pius, but please accept my condolences for your loss. I try to keep up with Glasgow and St. Plus on the Facebook groups.
Cathy (Bussen) Bagby
November 7, 2019
When Rick and I were in the fifth grade, the class was putting up a Christmas tree. There was a banana on the teacher's desk. Rick picked it up and using it as a phone said "Mother Nature you better come quick! We are putting up a tree!" He ALWAYS made me laugh!
November 5, 2019
I remember when we were in the 2nd grade and Rick gave me a valentine. We had just learned in our phonics class that words ending in "eigh" sound like a long "a". So he figured that is how my name should be spelled, "Reneigh Sheigh" (instead of Renee Shea). It was funny to me then and it still makes me smile.
Rick was always kind and sweet and often made me laugh. We should all remember the joy he gave.
Jon & Fran Brauss Family
November 5, 2019
To our cousin Rick's family, our prayers are with you during this time of bereavement for this wonderful person in Rick. One who would light up a room with his presence and always made you feel welcomed. We offer you our most sincere condolences as well as our most heartful gladness for having had Rick in our lives. God bless Rick and God Bless all of you.
Most Sincerely, Jon & Fran Brauss & Family