Gregory C. BraunGregory C. Braun of Williamston returned to his eternal home in Heaven on Sunday evening, August 27, 2017. The love of his life, his wife Cathy and their son Andy, were with him at the time of his passing.
Gregg was born in Detroit on April 5, 1947, and lived in Roseville until the age of seven, after which his family moved to Fowlerville. He grew up in Fowlerville where his father and mother, Edward and Luella Braun, owned a business. He then attended Western Michigan University and began his career at the Lansing Police Department in 1969.
Gregg and Cathy married in 1974 and were married for over 43 years. They made their home in Dewitt and then moved to Williamston in 1986. They were greatly blessed with the birth of their son Andy in 1989. Becoming a father was one of his greatest joys.
Gregg loved coaching, including flag football and basketball. He enjoyed playing sports in Fowlerville, graduating in 1965, and it is notable that he still holds a track record from 1965, along with his team in the 4x220 (880 relay). He coached many of his son's teams at Williamston. This was a highlight of his life.
In 1994 he retired after over 25 years of honorable service to the people of Lansing at LPD. He spent fifteen more years in law enforcement with the Mason and East Lansing District Courts. After that he finally retired and bought himself a Can Am Spyder. Gregg was always looking for a smooth country road to travel and enjoy the country side drive with Cathy.
He was a loving husband and caring father who experienced the best in life, the love of God and the love of his family. Gregg said he was looking forward to seeing his parents, Edward and Luella Braun, his brother Tom and nephew Rodney.
On earth, awaiting a glorious reunion, are his wife Cathy and his son Andrew (Jessica) and grandchildren Elliott and Addison. His sister Virginia Lehman, sisters-in-law Dawn, Karen, Cheryl (Don), Carol, Maryann (John), Deborah (Mark), and Pam (Roger) and brother-in-law Rod (Pat). He has many nieces and nephews that were a great blessing to Gregg and he loved them all dearly. Gregg leaves behind, here on earth, a legacy of integrity and honor for the generations to follow.
Visitation took place on Thursday, August 31 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Herrmann Funeral Home, 1005 E. Grand River Avenue in Fowlerville with a memorial service and celebration of his life held at the United Brethren Church, 9300 W. Grand River Avenue in Fowlerville on Friday, September 1 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Tom Tarpley officiating.
You may leave the family a condolence at PJherrmannfuneralhome.com
Cards may be sent to the Braun family at P.O. Box 131, Williamston, MI 48895.
In Gregg's honor, contributions may be sent to the Williamston Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 70, Williamston, MI 48895.