Duane D. "Butch" Brauen

October 13, 1939 - February 24, 2017

Duane D. “Butch” Brauen, age 77 of Murfreesboro, TN, passed away peacefully on Friday February 24, 2017 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. A native of Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Ben and Eleanor Darling Brauen. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Brauen Newman.

Mr. Brauen is survived by his wife of 53 years, Donnie Gaunt Brauen; daughter, Stacy Brauen of Murfreesboro, TN; son, Scott Brauen and his wife Christine of Fairview, TX; brother, Gerald Brauen of Lockport, NY; grandchildren, Lauren Mathes, Jourdan and Ben Brauen; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Brauen was a US Navy veteran having served in Vietnam. Mr. Brauen received a BS degree from Cornell University in June 1962. He entered the Naval Officers Candidate School, graduating as an Ensign, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. He served in air combat during Vietnam aboard the aircraft carriers USS Coral Sea and USS Constellation. Mr. Brauen was a member of the First Christian Church and a retired Regional Sales Manager.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas.

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We are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your father. We are truly blessed that he served our country with such distinction and honor. May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there is anything that you or your family may need. Jenell & Kerry Weekes, March 11, 2017