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Edward Brauer

1926 to 2013


Edward Brauer

1926 to 2013

Edward J. Brauer, 87, of Sidney, passed away Wednesday evening, Nov. 13, 2013 at Sidney Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney with Pastor David Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney with the family being present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials have been established to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church or the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds Building Fund (make checks payable to Cheyenne County Fund).

You can view the online obituary and share condolences with the family at

Edward was the third of six children born to John and Esther

(Kohlschmidt) Brauer on June 20, 1926 on their family farm located in the South Divide

Community of Cheyenne County. Ed attended Sidney High School until joining the war effort by

traveling to California and working for the American Can Company. He returned to Cheyenne County to start his family and fulfill his life long dream of farming.

On Nov. 6, 1948, he was united in marriage to Loraine Nelson of Dix. They made their home in Sidney for a short time while Ed built a home for their family on the farm south of Sidney.

Ed will be remembered for his positive outlook and his ability to make the most of each day that God granted to him. He was most happy when he and Loraine could travel in their motorhome to see new places and make new friends. Wintering in Indio, Calif. with their friends at Happy Wanderer Resort was a treasured reward for Ed and Loraine. Eddie took great pride in his family. He loved to be with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He felt that every child should experience Disneyland, and he made sure that every one of his grandchildren saw Disneyland with "Grandpa and Grandma."

Survivors include his wife, Loraine, of 65 years. Three sons, Kent (Mary Kay), Bruce, Craig (Carla), all of Sidney, seven grandchildren, Julia (Kevin) Bettinger, Buffalo, Wyo., Nick Brauer, Sidney, Jennifer Brauer, Omaha, Karl (Vanessa) Brauer, Lubbock, TX, Kurtis Brauer, Sidney, Jessica and Joshua Brauer of Lincoln, three great grandchildren, Addison, Grahm, and Parker. Ed is also survived by two brothers, Elmer (Avis) of Bridgeport, and Wilmer of Sidney, sister Bernice Iversen of Cheyenne, Wyo., and a sister-in-law Ruth Brauer of Minneapolis, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Sidney is serving the Brauer family.


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