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Floren Bravener

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Floren Alton Bravener age 85 of Fredericksburg died Saturday, September 24, 2016, at the Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at Hillcrest Baptist and Brethren Church in Fredericksburg with Pastor Todd Yeaton presiding. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg with Dan McFarland, Lyle Huebner, Marvin Steege, Marvin Hildebrandt, Deterd Korporal, and Doug Fober serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Lavern Testorff, Donald Pett, Raymond Harrison, Dean Fober, Vern Steege, Marlowe Steege, Alvin Westendorf, Marvin Westendorf, and Wayne Lienau. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Floren Alton Bravener was born July 6, 1931, at St. Joseph Hospital, New Hampton, the son of Sturgis and Elsie (Blanchard) Bravener. He attended Barker #6 country school, west of his parents farm. Floren was a 1949 graduate of Fredericksburg High School. Upon graduation, Floren farmed the Bravener farm for 57 years retiring in 2006. He was united in marriage to Lillian R. Vondracek on May 18, 1963, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. To this union one son, Craig was born. He also spent time driving truck for the Fredericksburg Produce. Floren helped Elmer Buhr for many years shelling corn and hauling grain. Floren is survived by one son, Craig (Audrey) Bravener of Fredericksburg, IA; grandson, Jentry Bravener of Fredericksburg, IA; four step - grandchildren, Shawn, Faydra, Bryant, and Trent Davis; great-step-grandchild, Tyson Gitch. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Lillian in 2007.

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  1. We extend our condolences for your loss. Just for the record…my Mother and Floren’s Mother were first cousins. When Floren and I were growing up, our families would often get together for visits or special occasions. But for many years after we grew up, we didn’t see each other. However, about 5 years or so ago, I found Floren’s phone number and we enjoyed visiting at least once a week. We have lived in Texas for over 30 years now. Two years ago during one of our trips to Iowa, we met Floren for the first time in well over 50 years. We also met his son for the first time and Craig’s wife and Floren’s grandson. I will always remember Floren for his friendliness and his generosity. He will be greatly missed. Ralph Feuchtwanger and family

  2. Craig, Audrey and family, You have my deepest sympathy. Hold tight to those memories that you have shared with your Father. Nancy Foelske

  3. Floren was such a wonderful friend of our family. He will always be remembered with respect and love. Sending prayers to his family at this time. Terrill Ball

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