IN THE CARE OF

×

Zoeller Funeral Home

OBITUARY

Robert Lee Braune

January 10, 1951November 14, 2020
Play Tribute Movie

Robert Lee Braune passed away at North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas on November 14 ,2020 at the age of 69. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Helen Schriewer Braune; children Vance Braune and wife Beth, Tammy Duran and husband Richard; grandchildren, Alyssa Flugrath, Evan Guzman, Nicholas Duran, Destiny Storch and companion Darius Kates, Desiree (Tyler) Lucas, Daphany Storch, and Lilah Braune; great-grandchildren, Zyraphina, Emersyn and Jaxon; sister, Dorothy Schneider and sister-in-law Irene Braune. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Glen Braune; and brother-in-law, Elgin Schneider.

Robert was born on January 10, 1951, to Helmuth and Hertha Erxleben Braune. He was raised in the Zorn area where he attended and graduated from Navarro High School. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith in Friedens Evangelical United Church of Christ at Geronimo, Texas. He was a member of the First Protestant Church.

Robert worked in sales during his career and owned a snack food vending business. He also worked at H-E-B. He was a fast and slow-pitch softball official with ASA for 31 years, 23 years high school umpire and officiated games all over the South and Central Texas area. . He was a volleyball official with TASO for 15 years with the San Antonio and Austin chapters and a basketball official with TASO for seven years. Because of his love for sports, Robert also donated his time to Special Olympics.

Robert enjoyed gardening and sharing the vegetables he grew with family and friends. He was active with his children’s 4-H and FFA projects raising rabbits, chickens, turkeys, and sheep. He was also their little league coach for baseball and fast-pitch softball. He loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling with them and exploring the sites.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 at Zoeller Funeral Home from 4 pm - 7 pm.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are Trey Hartman, Matthew Schriewer, Stephen Schriewer, Timothy Schriewer, Richard Braune, Christopher Braune, and Anthony Schneider.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to First Protestant Church, American Heart Association, or Special Olympics.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Trey Hartman
  • Matthew Schriewer
  • Stephen Schriewer
  • Timothy Schriewer
  • Richard Braune
  • Christopher Braune
  • Anthony Schneider
Add a
Memory
Receive
Notifications

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 22, 2020

Receive
Notifications
Show Your
Support

Memories

Robert Lee Braune

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Jen Bartels

November 23, 2020

He was one heck of an umpire and left such a memorable impact on me. I met Braune on the softball field nearly 30 years ago. He umped so many of my games through my softball career, little league through high school and I always got a little joy knowing he'd be behind the plate for my game. He'd heckle us (jokingly) but looking back at it now, he really just wanted to see the best in us players. The last time I saw him, it was a year or so after I graduated, and he still remembered me. 'Bartels! What are you doing here?' Such a big loss. My warmest condolences to the entire Braune family.

Gary Rose

November 20, 2020

So sorry to hear we lost Robert. I have many good memories of working with Robert umpiring softball over many years. My thoughts and prayers to the family. He will be missed. Gary Rose

Jeannette Guzman

November 19, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Braune Family. Robert was a gracious man. Always there for his family and friends. Such a kind man and a great husband and super dad and a wonderful Grampy.❤️ Robert will be so missed and always remembered with fond memories. We love you all.🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

Connie Owen (Dreibrodt)

November 19, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Tour family from ours!

The Dreibrodt Family

Lori Friesenhahn

November 19, 2020

Mr Braune was a wonderful man that I have many memories with, from being my referee for my 5th grade basketball games, to helping me learn how to pitch in softball. He was stubborn at times but truely a man that cared for all! He then became my sisters neighbor and would always offer a friendly conversation with anyone that was home. He was a great man and will be missed.

stephen laferrara

November 19, 2020

BEST UMPIRE EVER ALL THE GIRLS REMEMBER HIM BECAUSE HE TALKED TO THEM AND CARED ABOUT THEM.I WILL MISS HIM COMING TO THE DEALERSHIP AND VISITING.

Jack McDonald

November 18, 2020

I spent many years working with Robert. He always had a story or a joke to tell. The last time I saw Robert was at the cardiologist office. We were both waiting to have labs done. We hadn't seen each other in over a year. Yet, we talked like it was just yesterday. I truely will miss his laugh and stories. Rest in peace, Robert.

Gerri (Voss) Ward

November 17, 2020

Dorothy, am so sorry to hear the loss of your brother, Robert.. May God be with all of you at this difficult time! our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Gerri (Voss) Ward

Janet Bozeman

November 17, 2020

I was sorry to hear of your loss of Robert. May his memory be a blessing to you. Janet Bozeman

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Learn more about the Braune name

VISIT ANCESTRY.COM