A memorial service, celebrating the life of Fr. James R. Braun, will be held on Saturday, September 25th, at 2:00 p.m. in St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 5900 7th Avenue, Kenosha, with Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee, Provisional Bishop for the Diocese of Milwaukee, officiating.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE CDC RECOMMENDATIONS AND WEAR A MASK REGARDLESS OF YOUR VACCINATION STATUS, WHEN ATTENDING THE SERVICE. Currently, Kenosha County has a high level of public transmission of the Covid-19 virus. The service will be lived streamed at this link. https://youtu.be/-rSTasyJ8mA
The Rev. Canon James (Jim) R. Braun, age 71, passed to eternal life Friday, Jan.1, 2021.
Born in Racine to Jerome and Dorothy (Konrad) Braun, Jim graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Parkside in 1971, and Nashotah House Theological Seminary in 1974. An Episcopal priest, after serving a year at Grace Church in Madison, he served for 36 years at St. Matthew’s in Kenosha, retiring in 2011. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, gardener, camper, biker, and cook who greatly valued sharing time and activities with family and friends.
Jim will be dearly missed by his wife Karen (nee Killingstad), son Joseph, daughter Katherine, son-in-law Lavar, granddaughter Anna, and sister-in-law Jeri. Cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Thomas (Jeri).