Mr. Karl F. Braun, Jr., age 72 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away Monday night, the 5th of February, 2018 surrounded by his family and friends.
Karl was born December 13, 1945 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Karl F. Braun, Sr and Freida Kremmel Braun. Karl grew up in Ripen, Wisconsin and after completing high school joined the U.S. Navy. Karl spent 21 years serving his country, assigned to several aircraft carriers and duty stations. While in the Navy, Karl completed two master degrees.
On May 28, 1983 Karl married Joyce; sharing 34 years of marriage and joining her three children – Debbie (Tom) Stewart, John Choquette, and Chris (Shaun) Walling. In 1984, Karl retired from the Navy and continued to work managing a department store, selling life insurance, and then joined the civil service world working as a travel agent.
Karl loved his music over the years; singing in church choirs and barbershop choruses. Karl was an active member of the Kingsland United Methodist Church; serving on church committees and assisting with youth programs. Karl was always willing to lend a helping hand and found much joy in serving others.
Karl leaves behind his wife, Joyce; daughters Deborah (Tom) Stewart and Christine (Shaun) Walling; a son John Choquette; grandchildren, Ashley (Chris) Lowdenslager, Taylor Stewart, Jacob Stewart and Alexis Guy; great granddaughter, Aubree Lowdenslager; two sisters, Judy (Bob) Curry and Bette (Jim) Schauer. Karl was preceeded in death by his parents, Karl Sr and Freita, and a sister, Helen (Dick) Cerney.
Karl will be greatly missed; we were blessed to have him while we did.
A viewing/visitation will be held on Saturday, the 10th of February from 5 to 7 pm at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, Ga. and the funeral service will be on Sunday, the 11th of February at Kingsland First United Methodist Church starting at 2 pm.
Karl will be laid to rest in the Kingsland First United Methodist Church cemetery with full military honors.
December 13, 1945 – February 5, 2018