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Ralph H. Brauer

Ralph H. Brauer, age 98, of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney, NE on Monday, April 1, 2024. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, April 12, 2024 at the Trinity Lutheran Church-South Divide, Sidney, NE with Pastor Neil Carlson officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinity Cemetery. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website. A complete obituary will be published when available.

Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday, April 11th from 1-6:00 P.M. Family will be present from 4-6:00 P.M. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Hour or the Church.

You may view Ralph's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Ralph's care and funeral arrangements.

Ralph H. Brauer, the son of Erich H. and Anna Marie (Nienhuser) Brauer, was born March 26, 1926, in Cheyenne County. He attended country schools and Trinity Lutheran South Divide Parochial School. When it came time for Ralph to attend high school, he, his sister, and cousin stayed at their grandmother's house throughout the week while attending Sidney High School where Ralph graduated in 1944. Following his graduation, he worked on the family farm before he entered the U.S. Army and served from 1951 to 1952. Following his service, Ralph returned home to the farm and continued farming with his brother Harold until his retirement.

Ralph enjoyed his daily drives checking crops as well as his family and friends. He had the same route through town which always included a stop at McDonalds for coffee. He lived on the farm until moving to assisted living in January 2024.

Ralph was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran South Divide. He was an active member and rarely missed a service.

Ralph is survived by his numerous nieces and nephews: Dr. Warren and wife Linda Brauer of Sheboygan, WI, Rev. Mark and wife Megan Brauer of Cleveland, OH, Beverly and husband Rev. Paul Meyer of Austin, TX, Tom and wife Margaret Karg of Denver, CO, Cindy and husband Bill Donavan of Fort Mill, SC, Jim and wife Gena Karg of Crook, CO, Barb and husband Bryce Landen of Chadron, NE, Carolyn and husband Larry Stoll of Lodgepole, NE, Sharon and husband John Riley of Sidney, NE, Roger and wife Roberta Brauer of Sidney, NE, Chuck and wife Kathy Brauer of North Platte, NE, Tim and wife Tami Brauer of Dallas, TX, Dan and wife Lisa Brauer of North Platte, NE; sister in law Anita Brauer of Lincoln, NE; as well as many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; his 4 siblings, Rev. Martin Brauer, Fern Karg, Harold Brauer, and Allen Brauer; sister in laws, Arlene Brauer, Marcella Brauer, and Joan Brauer and brother in law Elmer Karg.


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