Ruth Bruan

Ruth V. Braun, age 94, of Jasper, Indiana passed away at 7:50 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2018, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper.

She was born November 26, 1923 at Lost River Township, Martin County to Merlin and Elsie (Cooper) Wininger. She married Curtis C. Braun on July 1, 1945. He preceded her in death on December 31, 1987.

Ruth was a homemaker and an active member of the Central Christian Church in Huntingburg.  Where she taught Sunday school for 47 years, and was a member of the church choir for many years.

She shared her musical talents for many years at area nursing homes.

She enjoyed daily cross word puzzles, gardening, bird watching and was an avid reader.



Linda (R.J. Pete) Sermersheim, Jasper, IN


Douglas (Jane) Braun, Jasper, IN

Four grandchildren,

Libby Sermersheim, Indianapolis, IN

Katie (Sean) Sreniawski, Indianapolis, IN

Audra (Jamie) Levy, Jasper, IN

 Jill (Keith) Haas, Lexington, KY

Eight great grandchildren; Grant, Hannah, Joel, Sylvia, Jake, Anna, Olivia and Nora

Three sisters;

Rose Bauernfiend, Shoals, IN

Eldean (Gene) Sherfick, Shoals, IN

Pat Underwood, Huntingburg, IN

Preceded in death; one sister, Joyce Trambaugh and two brothers; Woodrow Wininger and Merlin Wininger Jr.

Funeral services for Ruth Braun will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery.  The Rev. Craig Taylor will officiate.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Christian Church or to a favorite charity.

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