Deborah Alison Braun
December 12, 1951 ‒ September 14, 2018
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.