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Arnold Braasch

Arnold J. Braasch

Sunday, March 30th, 1930 - Sunday, November 15th, 2020
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Arnold J. Braasch, 90, of Rensselaer, IN passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. He was born in Chicago, IL on Mar. 30, 1930, the son of George Braasch and Christine (Elsen) Braasch. He was a 1947 graduate of Gage Park High School in Chicago.

He was drafted and then inducted into the U.S. Army on Oct. 10, 1951, when he was 22. He attended basic training at Fort Knox, KY and was one of 10 men chosen to attend armor school, where he learned weapon and turret repair. After training, he went to Korea. He was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, 14th Tank Company. After spending one year in Korea, he returned to the U.S. on July 27, 1953.

He went back home to Chicago with the intention of obtaining a college degree in engineering from Wilson Junior College, where he completed two years. But instead he met the love of his life and started a family. He married Ethel D. Kampfert on Jan. 30, 1954. Together they raised four children: Linda, Susan, William and Gary.

Arnold began working for Talbert Manufacturing at their Lyons, IL plant in 1946 before joining the Army. He moved to Rensselaer, IN in 1957 when the company’s plant was established there. He worked for Talberts for over 50 years, working his way up through purchasing, the engineer’s office, and management. He retired from working full-time in 1996, but continued working part-time as recently as two weeks ago.

Arnold always served his community in a Godly manner, teaching others that we were put on this earth to serve others and those less fortunate. He volunteered many hours with the Good Samaritan Food Pantry over the years, and served as president for over a decade; he was an active member of the Rensselaer Lions Club for almost 60 years; and he volunteered with the Orphan Grain Train. He was a faithful and active member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, and held many church offices.

He was a member of American Legion Post #29; VFW Post #1279; and he was a charter member and co-founder of The American Truck Historical Society. He always had a love for trucks! He always did his best to attend his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s extracurricular activities.

He is survived by his four children: Linda (Roger) McKaig of Logansport, IN, Bill (Laurie) Braasch of Brighton, CO, Sue (Roger) Cook and Gary (Renee) Braasch, both of Rensselaer, IN; one sister, Mary Braasch of Plainfield, IL; 12 grandchildren: Angela (Jeff) Brooke and Darren (Sarah) McKaig, both of Logansport, IN, Marie (Kent) Kohlhagen of Rensselaer, IN, Billy (Allegra) Braasch of Brighton, CO, Holly (Simon) Wells of Benton City, WA, Ashley (Jay) Azubuike of Commerce City, CO, Alisha (Cody) Mumma of Ft. Lupton, CO, Brad (Brandy) Cook and Sarah (Dave) Henry, both of Rensselaer, IN, Jennifer (Matt) Carlson of Morocco, IN, and Breeanne (Brett) Wilhite and Evan (Kossette) Braasch, both of Rensselaer, IN. Also surviving are 32 great-grandchildren: Emily, Olivia, Ashlynn and Austin Brooke; Drew, Mia and Luke McKaig; Case, Coby, Kate and Coen Kohlhagen; Anthony, Auralia, Leilani and Enzo Braasch; Josiah, Judah and Porscha Azubuike; Bodhi Mumma; Ayden, Lilly and Ethan Cook; Hailey and Dalton Henry; David, Kayla and Aubree Florian; Easton and Oaklee Wilhite; and Landon, Tenleigh and Kelton Braasch.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ethel; and one great-grandson, Ayden Cook.

Due to the pandemic, a drive-thru viewing will be held at the Jasper County Fairgrounds on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Friends are asked to enter the fairgrounds through the Main Entrance on State Rd. 114 and follow the signs. Everyone is asked to please remain in their vehicles.

Private graveside services with military honors will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 with Pastor David Mueller officiating. Masks and social distancing are required for everyone in attendance.

The graveside service will be live-streamed on the funeral home website, www.SteinkeFuneralHome.com on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 beginning at 10:30 a.m. To view on mobile devices, scroll down below the obituary and click “Watch Webcast”. To view on a desktop computer, click “Photos & Videos” above the obituary. Scroll down and click “Watch Webcast”.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Arnold’s memory may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church or the Good Samaritan Food Pantry.

Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer is honored to be handling the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.SteinkeFuneralHome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Jasper County Fairgrounds
    Address
    2671 W. Clark St.
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
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    Notes
    This is a drive-thru viewing. Everyone is asked to please remain in their vehicles. Enter through the main entrance to the fairgrounds on State Rd. 114.
  • Service

    Monday, November 23rd, 2020 |
    When
    Monday, November 23rd, 2020
    Location
    Memory Gardens Cemetery
    Address
    8435 W. Clark St.
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to the pandemic, the graveside service will be private. The service will be live-streamed on the funeral home website on Monday, Nov. 23rd beginning at 10:30 a.m. To view on mobile devices, click "Watch Webcast". To view on a desktop computer, click "Photos & Videos" above the obituary, scroll down and click "Watch Webcast".
    Officiant
    Pastor David Mueller
  • Interment

    Location
    Memory Gardens Cemetery
    Address
    8435 W. Clark St.
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to the pandemic, the graveside service will be private. Masks and social distancing are required for everyone in attendance.

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Melanie Fagan

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Uncle Arnold was a special person. I'm glad I got to know him during all those trips to Indiana Beach. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of grief.
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