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Daniel A. Dan Braun 1974-2016
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Daniel A. Dan Braun 1974-2016

VICTORIA — Daniel A. “Dan” Braun, 41, Victoria, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at the Hays Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 20, 1974 in Russell, the son of Andrew M. and Belinda S. (Dinges) Braun.
On June 3, 2000 he married Renee K. Rodger in Milberger. He was an environmental scientist with KDHE and a member of Westview Church in Hays. He graduated from Russell High School in 1993, earned his A.S. degree from Barton Community College and his B.S. degree in sports and recreation management from Fort Hays State University.
He played baseball at Barton County and was an avid Kansas State football fan. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and loved to hunt, fish, cook and barbecue. He enjoyed working on the farm and coaching his daughter’s sports.
Survivors include his wife, Renee, of the home; his parents, Andy and Belinda Braun, Russell; a son, Hoyt E. Braun, Victoria; two daughters, Abigail P. “Abi” Braun; and Avery G. Braun, Victoria; grandparents, Jim and Erma Dinges, Schoenchen;, two brothers. Joshua Braun and wife Dena and their son, Dylan, Leander, Texas; and Nate Braun and wife Destinee and their children, Jayden, Riley, and Lilly, Russell; father and mother-in-law; Gary Rodger, Russell and Brenda Rodger, Victoria; brother-in-law, Sean Rodger and wife Andrea and their children, Lyla, Cohen, and Stella, Victoria; grandmother-in-law Velda Nuss, Russell; aunts and uncles; Helen and Vince Werth, Judy and Matt Mulford, Sherry and John Stettinger, Mark and Tina Dinges, Brian Gross, Sharon Gross, Stephanie and Mark Grover, Jim and Sharon Braun, Pat and Tom Baalman, and Richard Braun.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Andrew E. and Mathilda Braun, and LaVera Dinges, an uncle Harry Dinges, and grandparents-in-law Eugene Nuss and Ray and Faye Rodger.
A celebration of Dan’s life will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Westview Church, 3000 W. 41st Street, Hays. Burial will follow in the St. Fidelis Cemetery in Victoria.
Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street; and from 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested for his children in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at or via email at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home *
1906 Pine Street
Hays, KS, 67601
Great Bend Tribune, Aug. 21, 2016