Llewellyn Benjamin Vernon “Buddy” Braun

Llewellyn Benjamin Vernon Braun, better known as “Buddy”, truly lived for 73 years.  Born on July 17th, 1944 in Gillett, WI, to Walter & Nora Braun, Buddy has impacted every life he touched, ever since. Never giving up without a fight, he passed peacefully on November 19th, 2017.  Although he has left us to be with the good Lord in heaven, the memory of him will forever remain.

Buddy was absolutely a legend. Anywhere he went, whether here or there, near or far, somebody always recognized him. Dressed to impress in his Elvis attire, there was always someone, asking for an autograph, or photo with him. If you were lucky enough, he would even sing for you. Not only was he a talented performer, excellent artist, & superb storyteller, he also enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, camping, western movies, gold mining, & socializing.  Buddy had an instinct for survival, & an intellect for self-sufficiency. He proudly owned & operated his own farm, worked as an automotive technician, security guard, truck driver, & graduated from the World Wide College of Auctioneering.

Extremely honored to carry on his name, he is survived by his great grandchildren, Major Llewellyn Carter Vaughn & Wyatt Lee Kocken. By his children, Michele Vaughn, Rochele Braun, Kristin & Chad Winnekens, Clint & Kirstin Braun.  By his siblings, Lulabelle Drath, Muriel & Jim Wilke, Charitee & Joe McKenna, & Charmaine Stewart.  By his grandchildren, Cory & Genay Vaughn, Alisha Kocken, Coleton & Delayna Winnekens, & Chase Braun.  In addition, to many cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews, & friends that made a positive impact throughout Buddy’s life.

Llewellyn was preceded in death by his grandchildren Britney & Austin Braun, by his parents, Walter & Nora Braun, his brother Harold Braun, & his sister Virginia Patzer, brother-in-law Edward Patzer & Leon Drath.

Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM at LEGACY FUNERAL CHAPELS, (108 East Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124).  Visitation will continue Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:45 AM at GILLETT BAPTIST CHURCH (10780 Town Hall Road, Gillett, WI 54124).  A funeral service will follow at 11 AM with Reverend Reggie Reinhold officiating.  Interment will be in Frostville Cemetery.

For more information, please visit LegacyFuenralChapels.com or call (920) 855-2144.

Special thank you to Pastor Reinhold, The staff at Oconto Hospital, especially Physician Assistant Mark Fuss, James Beaton with Legacy Funeral Chapels, & Best Friend Jim Swiecichowsk



Friday, December 1, 2017

5 to 7 PM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

108 E. Main Street

Gillett, WI 54124


Saturday, December 2, 2017

9:30 to 10:45 AM

Gillett Baptist Church

10780 Town Hall Road

Gillett, WI 54124

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 2, 2017

11 AM

Gillett Baptist Church

10780 Town Hall Road

Gillett, WI 54124

Graveside Service

Saturday, December 2, 2017

12:15 PM

Frostville Cemetery


Town of Maple Valley


7 entries on “Llewellyn Benjamin Vernon “Buddy” Braun

  1. Rip buddy you will be missed for the smiles and the never give up, you can do this. You always showed that anything is possable. Now your an angel helping the lord. We will all meet someday. I will keep you in my heart and memories. I give my condolences to the family and friends of buddy. My deepest sympathy.

  2. Elvis would always show up when ROCKER was in town! Last time I saw him we had a little sit down snack at Kwik Trip in Bonduel,just off Hwy 29.Always lots of stories and a pleasant conversation.RIP Elvis.You brightened many a day by your presence.

  3. We had lots of fun back in the grade school days and enjoyed our visits when we would meet somewhere as adults. Enjoyed his Elvis performances too! Also, Llewellyn was a nice relative of the family! He will surely be missed!

  4. Buddy was One of a Kind — God Bless Him — For over 35 years I run into him Bi monthly and just enjoy this Friendship and Story’s.. I will miss seeing Buddy.
    My Deepest Sympathy to his Children and There Familys

  5. Buddy always made me laugh when he was around and he will be missed by everyone he touched. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to Buddy’s children and the rest of the family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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