Llewellyn Benjamin Vernon Braun, better known as “Buddy”, truly lived for 73 years.  Born on July 17th, 1944 in Gillett, WI, to Walter & Nora Braun, Buddy has impacted every life he touched, ever since. Never giving up without a fight, he passed peacefully on November 19th, 2017.  Although he has left us to be with the good Lord in heaven, the memory of him will forever remain.

Buddy was absolutely a legend. Anywhere he went, whether here or there, near or far, somebody always recognized him. Dressed to impress in his Elvis attire, there was always someone, asking for an autograph, or photo with him. If you were lucky enough, he would even sing for you. Not only was he a talented performer, excellent artist, & superb storyteller, he also enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, camping, western movies, gold mining, & socializing.  Buddy had an instinct for survival, & an intellect for self-sufficiency. He proudly owned & operated his own farm, worked as an automotive technician, security guard, truck driver, & graduated from the World Wide College of Auctioneering.

Extremely honored to carry on his name, he is survived by his great grandchildren, Major Llewellyn Carter Vaughn & Wyatt Lee Kocken. By his children, Michele Vaughn, Rochele Braun, Kristin & Chad Winnekens, Clint & Kirstin Braun.  By his siblings, Lulabelle Drath, Muriel & Jim Wilke, Charitee & Joe McKenna, & Charmaine Stewart.  By his grandchildren, Cory & Genay Vaughn, Alisha Kocken, Coleton & Delayna Winnekens, & Chase Braun.  In addition, to many cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews, & friends that made a positive impact throughout Buddy’s life.

Llewellyn was preceded in death by his grandchildren Britney & Austin Braun, by his parents, Walter & Nora Braun, his brother Harold Braun, & his sister Virginia Patzer, brother-in-law Edward Patzer & Leon Drath.

Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM at LEGACY FUNERAL CHAPELS, (108 East Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124).  Visitation will continue Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:45 AM at GILLETT BAPTIST CHURCH (10780 Town Hall Road, Gillett, WI 54124).  A funeral service will follow at 11 AM with Reverend Reggie Reinhold officiating.  Interment will be in Frostville Cemetery.

For more information, please visit LegacyFuenralChapels.com or call (920) 855-2144.

Special thank you to Pastor Reinhold, The staff at Oconto Hospital, especially Physician Assistant Mark Fuss, Legacy Funeral Chapels, & Best Friend Jim Swiecichowsk

Services

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Visitation

Friday, December 1, 2017

5 to 7 PM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

108 E. Main Street

Gillett, WI 54124

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Visitation

Saturday, December 2, 2017

9:30 to 10:45 AM

Gillett Baptist Church

10780 Town Hall Road

Gillett, WI 54124

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 2, 2017

11 AM

Gillett Baptist Church

10780 Town Hall Road

Gillett, WI 54124

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Graveside Service

Saturday, December 2, 2017

12:15 PM

Frostville Cemetery

CTY HWY Z

Town of Maple Valley

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