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Wayne Alan Braun

RICE LAKE, Wis. - Wayne Alan Braun, 65, passed away Sept. 19, 2021, after a long illness surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Wayne was born Aug. 28, 1956, to Maurice and Rosella (Fye) Braun in South St. Paul, Minnesota. His family moved to Wisconsin when he was a teenager and he remained a Wisconsin resident the rest of his life.

Wayne spent his working years as an auto body mechanic and loved the work so much he restored classic cars as a hobby. He was also involved in auto racing for many years. In what remained of his free time, he loved playing pool and the outdoors; hunting, fishing and 4-wheeling.

Wayne is survived by his children: Sheri (Jason Staples) Blomberg and Dwayne (Sherry Minor) Braun and their mother, Debbie, Angela (Michael) Dollaway, Alicia (Nicholas) Dyon, Wayne (Billie Jo) Braun and their mother Patricia; sisters, Diane (Wayne Green) Kaseno and Carolyn Bachmeyer; brother, Morrie Braun; grandchildren, Kennedi Beach, Cody Braun, Angel Havens, McKinley Braun, Harlie Braun, Dawson Braun, Taylor Smith, Austin, Eli and Kian Dollaway, Caitlyn, Anakah, McKenna, Neveah and Janessa Dyon, and Wayne, Hunter and Cohlten Braun; three great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Rosella; stepfather, James Luttrull; and sister, Glyness Laguna.

Visitation will be at the Skinner Funeral Home-Rice Lake from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, with a family burial service following at the Shell Lake City Cemetery.

The family thanks his friends for their help and support during Wayne's illness.

Skinner Funeral Home of Rice Lake is assisting the family.

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