William Calvin Braun died on September 22, 2012, at the Avamere Retirement Community in Keizer. He was 88.
Calvin was born in Kirk, Colo., on November 17, 1923. He met his wife, Tillie, in Reedley, Calif, and lived in Dallas, Lincoln City, and Keizer, Ore., from 1957-2012. He was faithful to God, loved his family, was consistent in his participation at church, and was always ready to volunteer when needed in the neighborhood.
Growing things was always important to Cal. At various times he worked on farms and tended his garden and yard; another time he began a business and watched it grow, Dallas Building Supplies; and yet at other times he served on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Retirement Village and as a lay leader at Faith Baptist Church in Lincoln City as those ministries grew. He found satisfaction during his years in Lincoln City as manager for Lumbermen’s and as part of Kiwanis. In his later years he rested and enjoyed his family.
Cal was preceded in death by his loving wife, Tillie; two sons, William Calvin, Jr. & Baby Braun; parents Peter A & Margaret, sisters Maurien, Esther & Dorothy; brothers James & Franklin. His son, Bill Braun & family of Fresno, Calif., daughter, Bev Worden & family of Keizer, & sister Caroline Gilstrap survive him.
A memorial service was held on Friday, Sept. 28, at Salem First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Union Gospel Mission in Salem, Ore.
Bollman Funeral Home, Dallas, Ore, carried out the arrangements.