Lynn Howard Branaman went to be with the Lord on September 5, 2018. He was born March 2, 1924 in Winfield to Earl and Pearl (Evans) Branaman. The family soon moved to Nickerson and then to the area south of Zenith. Lynn graduated from Stafford High School in 1942 and began farming with his father. He served in WWII receiving the Bronze Star for combat in the Battle of The Rhine. He was among the first troops to liberate the Dachau Concentration Camp.
On July 14, 1946 he married Doris Lee Custer in Quinter. She died September 19, 2007 and on June 27, 2008 he married Ruth McIntosh. She survives.
Lynn left farming for employment at Cessna Fluid Power for 25 years before retiring from supervison. He enjoyed hunting from youth and continued for years with annual pheasant hunts in Quinter. Lynn was always a farmer at heart and kept a well maintained yard and garden, looking forward each year to giving away most of the produce to friends and family.
Lynn was quick to give a helping hand to family and friends. His workshop was a welcoming place to anyone needing something fixed and many games and toys were built there. In many ways Lynn had a generous heart.
Winters were spent in Texas while many summer memories were made with friends and family, camping and fishing from his boat and making ice cream.
Lynn was a long time member of the Church of God and most recently attended the Union Valley Bible Church.
He was preceded in death by his brother Tillman (WWII, Battle of The Bulge).
Survivors include his two sons, Dr. Tim Branaman and wife Nancy, Dallas, Kirk Branaman and wife Pam, Pratt, a daughter, Michele Froese and husband Charles, Shawnee; eight grandchildren, Micah Branaman-Sharma (Anil), Rachel and Joel Branaman, Jessica and Hollie Branaman, Matthew (Danielle) Branaman, Andrea Froese, Eric (Jackie) Froese and four great grandchildren.
Graveside Services will be held Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hazen Cemetery, located just south of Trails West Road on Jordon Springs in western Reno County. Reverend Steve Hodgson will be presiding.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Union Valley Bible Church in care of Hutchinson Funeral Chapel, 300 E. 30th Ave., Hutchinson, KS 67502.
We are saddened but not without hope that we will be united again.