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Wayne Michael Braun

April 9, 1972 — September 2, 2018

Wayne Michael Braun, 46, Wamego, Kansas passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 in Manhattan, Kansas.

  On April 9, 1972, Wayne, was born to Joseph, Jr. and Peggy (Wynn) Braun in WaKeeney, Kansas.  Wayne attended Ellis High School his freshman year and graduated from Trego Community High School in 1990.  He also attended Cloud County Community College where he played baseball and graduated from North Central Kansas Area Vo-Tech in Hays, KS with a degree in Auto Technology.  He was united in marriage with Chalee Denise Woerner on August 22, 1992 in WaKeeney.  She survives of the home.

  Wayne was an avid outdoorsman.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle and attending family sporting events.  He also enjoyed playing slow pitch softball in his younger years.  Wayne started his EMT/Fire service career in 1995 as a volunteer in Graham County and Hill City, KS.  After moving to the Wamego area in 2000, he continued his service with the Wamego Fire Department until 2003. Wayne began his professional career with the Manhattan Fire Department in 2001 where he served 17 years and most recently held the rank of captain. He also served on the emergency rescue team at Jeffery Energy Center for the last 8 years.

  He is also survived by two children, Taylor, Wamego, KS and Jordyn, Topeka, KS; two brothers, Eric (Julie), Onaga, KS and Aaron (Karen), Wamego, KS; his mother, Peggy Braun, Onaga, KS; a grandmother, Deryl Wynn, WaKeeney, KS; two brother-in-laws, Chad (Carolyn) Woerner, Newton, KS, and Troy (Sabrina) Bourbon, Ellsworth, KS; seven nephews, Austen Allen, Cooper Swanson, Cody and Chase Bourbon, Isaac and Levi Braun and John Bourbon; three nieces, Maggie and Emma Allen and Calista Woerner; father and mother-in-law, John and Linda Woerner, Jewell, KS; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

  He is preceded in death by his father, three grandparents, Carroll Wynn, Joseph, Sr. & Katherine Braun; and mother-in-law, Judy Bowen.

  Funeral service for Wayne will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the Trinity Baptist Church in Wamego.  Burial will follow in the Wamego City Cemetery.  Wayne will lie-in-state starting at 1:00 p.m. with visitation from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5th at the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego.  In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials to the Good Shepherd Hospice House and the Wayne Braun Memorial Fund to be designated for fire education, and may be left in care of Stewart Funeral Home, PO Box 48, Wamego, KS 66547.
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Lie In-State

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

1:00 - 8:30 pm (Central time)

Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego

4370 Salzer Road, Wamego, KS 66547

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Visitation

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

5:30 - 8:30 pm (Central time)

Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego

4370 Salzer Road, Wamego, KS 66547

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Funeral Service

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Trinity Baptist Church of Wamego

16655 U.S. 24, Wamego, KS 66547

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