Deborah Alison Braun

December 12, 1951 ‒ September 14, 2018

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Toledo, Ohio

Deborah Braun, age 66, died on Friday, September 14, 2018. She was born on December 12, 1951, in Barberton, Ohio. She was baptized as God’s own child and died in the sure confidence of the salvation won for her in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Deborah attended Lakewood Lutheran Church and School. She attended Lutheran High School West in Rocky River, where she met her husband, Martin Braun. They married on July 21, 1973, and moved to Toledo where they raised two sons, cared for twenty-two foster children, and were active in Lutheran congregations. She resided for the last year in Delaware, Ohio.


Deborah studied nursing at Lakewood Hospital and delighted in using her skills to care for people in various professional settings as well as her family and friends. She loved quilting and adding creative touches to her homes.


Along with her husband, Deborah participated in various church choirs and singing groups including the Ohio Michigan Choral, traveling with the group to sing in Germany. She loved directing elementary school musicals at Holy Cross and Trinity Lutheran schools, Toledo, where her sons attended.


Deborah is survived by her sons, Matthew (Julia) Braun and Nathaniel (Regan) Braun; grandchildren, Annabel Braun, Isaiah Braun, and Ezekiel Braun. She is also survived by her brothers, Lloyd and Jeffrey; brother-in-law, Theodore (Patricia); sister-in-law, Theresa (Jim); their children, and many dear cousins, friends, and godchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin; and her parents, Madolyn Minnery and Lloyd Culpepper.


Family and friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until funeral services begin at 12 noon on Monday, September 17, at Hope Lutheran Church, 15370 Meredith State Road, Sunbury, Ohio with the Reverend Benjamin Meyer officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, Sunbury, Ohio, or Lutheran West, Rocky River, Ohio.

  • Our deepest sympathy. So blessed to have had Deb as friend, sister in law, and Aunt to our children. Ted and Pat

  • Our deepest sympathies to all of Deb’s family. A wonderful friend, boss and landlord. May she rejoice in being with her Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

  • We send our deepest sympathy to Nate and Regan, Matt and Julia, and the grandchildren. We had many good times. She will be missed. May she rest in the arms of our loving Lord.

  • May Deb and Martin rest together in the arms of our loving Savior in Eternal Peace! Lives served for the Lord and well deserved rest! Love until we see you again! Barb & Toffy

  • My deepest sympathy to everyone that has been touched by her, especially her loves.. Nate, Matthew, Regan, Julia, and her grandchildren. I’m so thankful to have had this wonderful, strong, woman in my life who taught me so much about life, love and faith! May she rest in eternal peace! Love Carolyn

  • Our love goes out to the entire family. Deb’s smile, warmth, and strength will be missed. You are going to be using those memories to sustain you for years to come. Deb is with Martin now —in God’s arms.

  • Your Mom and Dad were a great inspiration to many people in their Christian walk of life. Our love and sympathy goes out to the whole Braun family at Deb’s passing. Our prayers will be with you all this weekend and the weeks to come. I can only imagine the smiles on their faces as they met with in heaven with their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  • Prayers and love to you all. Deb has been so loving and supportive to our family always. Peace and hugs to all.
    ~ Errington Family

  • My Christian sympathy to Matt, Julia, Nate, Regan and the grandchildren. Deb was a beautiful Christian woman. He blessed her with many gifts and talents, witnessed by many in the years the Braun’s were members at Trinity Lutheran, Toledo.
    God’s love, peace and comfort, Lillian Keller

  • Good bye Sis we will all miss you dearly. Glad you and Martin are together again for eternity.Push the red button.

  • Looking forward to the day we will see you and Martin again!! A precious cousin who we will miss. Praying for her sons and family at this time. Love to all.

  • Please relay my condolences to the family of Deb Braun. I worked with Deb at Hospice of NW Ohio and respected Deb in her role as Volunteer Director. More than that, she was a caring, fun loving colleague and friend, dedicated to the volunteers and each person provided to those in need. I was saddened to learn that her husband, Martin , preceded her. We lost our connection when Deb moved from Maumee to your area. Please know that those who worked with Deb, send greetings along with me. I hope that fond memories can provide some comfort to you all now. Sincerely, Susan