Barbara A. Braun, 86, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Heritage Park in Fort Wayne. Barbara was born in Auburn, IN on January 21, 1934 to Charles and Treva Josephine (Lash) Bowerman. Barbara was raised by her grandparents, Brandon B. and Pearl (Landis) Lash. On December 11, 1954, Barbara married Richard A. (Dutch) Braun, and he preceded her in death, then later married Ronald E. Rice, he also preceded her in death.
Barbara was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. She worked for 28 years at C.T.S. in Berne and was also a homemaker.
She is survived by 3 daughters, Jacque (Dave) Geimer of Decatur; Susie (Murray) Tarkington of TN and Linda (Wally) Greg of Decatur; a daughter-in-law, Karla Braun of Decatur; 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Barbara was preceded in death by 5 of her 8 children, Rebecca Braun, Nancy Hoy, Timothy Braun, Richard “Richie” Braun Jr. and Steven Braun; 7 siblings, William “Bill” Bowerman and David Bowerman, Charles Lash, Don Lash, Isabelle Chronister, Betty DeBolt and Alice Jean Lash.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2021 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with Father David Ruppert presiding.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements handled by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.
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