Alfred "Fred" Werner Brawand

November 2, 1947February 19, 2018

BRAWAND Alfred “Fred” Werner Brawand, 70 was born on November 2nd, 1947 in Switzerland and passed away on February 19th, 2018. Devoted husband of 40 years and proud father he is survived by his loving wife, Verena (nee' Luethi), and his children, Jeffrey (Kelly) and Jessica (Derek), and siblings, Heinz, Walter (Erika), and Rosette (Heinz). Fred was predeceased by his parents, Rosette and Werner, and sister in law, Monika. He was fortunate to have a career he truly loved and worked at Feintool for 40 years as a toolmaker and apprentice instructor. He also enjoyed volunteering at Matthew 25: Ministries. He was an avid hockey fan and player and liked playing corn hole. Fred was the warm, kind, caring and generous man who made many lifelong friends. A Memorial Gathering for Fred will be Saturday, February 24th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Schmidt Dhonau Kucner Funeral Home, 10980 Reading Road, Sharonville, OH 45241. Memorials may be made to Matthew 25: Ministries 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 ( or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597 Cincinnati, Ohio 45263-3597 ( Online condolences may be at (


  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, February 24, 2018

Alfred "Fred" Werner Brawand

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Roland Wyder

March 16, 2018

Dear Fred, I will always remember you as a man of goodness, generosity and witt.
I am grateful to have had the opportunity to meet you.
Häbs guet.

Adrian B.

February 24, 2018

My deepest condolences to Verena, Jessica, Jeff, and all who held him dear.

Kristi Byrum Crow

February 24, 2018

I always appreciated the kindness Fred gave to me & my boyfriend at the time, Christof Weuthrich. Often, after leaving an event in which Fred was there, Christof and I would specifically speak of Fred and what a genuinely good person he was. Prayers to his family and those that knew him.

February 24, 2018

Today we remember a wonderful man, who means so much to so many. Fred always had a kind word and smile, words of encouragement, offers of help to those around him. He is one of the most honorable men we have had the privilege to know. We watched our kids grow up together, and shared many special times with Fred, Verena, Jeffrey and Jessica. We also had the pleasure of meeting and visiting with his Mother on several occasions when she visited the States. I think Fred got his clever sense of humor from her! Fred loved his family and worked hard for them. We are happy to have known Fred over the years, and have shared many funs times together as neighbors and friends. We will miss you dearly, Fred, and have hope that we will meet again one day.
Ruthie and Jim Wohleber

Tom and Mary Sandomenico

February 24, 2018

I've known Fred for over 35 years. He was a genuine good person and friend. He always told me "we are the best, born in '47" He was the best! I will miss him dearly. Our deepest sympathy for his family whom he loved dearly.

Lyle Hargis

February 22, 2018

Fred was one of the kindest persons I ever met. Throughout the many years of working with him a day never went by that he did not go out of his way to ask how my day was going. He never forgot my birthday and always celebrated it by going out to lunch. He was my friend and will be greatly missed. Heaven welcomed a great man this past Monday and I look forward to some day going out to lunch with him again. May God give you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.

February 22, 2018

He's going top shelf! God Bless!

Greg Fichtner

February 22, 2018

Deepest sympathies for the Brawand family. Fred will be dearly missed by the Swiss Club and our family as well. Your family has welcomed and cared for so many of the people coming from Switzerland. God Bless.

February 22, 2018

Fred was an incredible human being. I remember vividly that he helped with utmost sincerity setting up Cincinnati Carvers Guild woodcarving shows in 2012 and 2013, when I chaired the show. I know he did the same in the following years until he became ill. -- Thankfully, Taitzer (Ty) Wang (Cincinnati, OH)

Michael Boback

February 22, 2018

Fred was a member of the Cincinnati Carvers Guild and was determined to become an expert at Swiss chip carving. We regret that he did not have the time to reach his goal.