Donald R. Braun, 87, of Peoria, IL, formerly of Dunlap, IL passed away at 8:35 pm on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on February 3, 1932 in Vandalia, IL to John and Katy E. (Hoyle) Braun. He married Mary B. Ellis on November 29, 1958 in Canton, IL. She passed away on July 9, 2006.
Surviving are his daughter Teri (Jon) Emory of Chillicothe, IL; son Donald “Buddy” (Theresa) Braun of Metamora; five grandsons Scott (Angie) Moushon of Pittstown, New Jersey, James Moushon of Pekin, IL, Sean Emory of Peoria, Donald “Buddy” (Sarah) Emory of Chillicothe, and Brandon Braun of Washington, IL; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Don was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War. He worked at Caterpillar for 42 years, retiring as a research mechanic. Don was proud of his service in the military. He enjoyed ballroom dancing with his wife Mary, the outdoors, horseback riding, camping, and fishing. He was a hard worker and could fix anything.
Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Mason Funeral Home Metamora Chapel with Pastor Gary Salm officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to his service on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria with military rites accorded. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Greater Peoria Honor Flight, P.O. Box 5072, Peoria, IL 61601-5072. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.
To send flowers to Donald's family, please visit our floral section.