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Johnnie G. Braden

November 10, 1944 ~ March 17, 2021 (age 76)

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Johnnie George Braden

November 10, 1944 – March 17, 2021



Johnnie G. Braden, age 76, of Lewiston, Michigan, passed away in his Florida home on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 after a battle with health issues.


Born November 10, 1944 in Monroe, Michigan, Johnnie was one of four children born from the union of the late Eli and Mary (Wyerman) Braden. Johnnie attended and graduated from Dundee High School and went on to serve his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. On Mach 6, 1995, Johnnie married Emily Beumel in Toledo, Ohio and together they shared 26 years of marriage. He made a living working for Ford Motor Company, retiring in 1997 after 32 years of service.


Johnnie was a member of the VFW post in Lewiston. He was known to be quite a talker. In his spare time Johnnie enjoyed traveling and boating.


To cherish his memory, he leaves his wife; Emily Braden; two daughters: Julie (Scott) Hart of Livonia, Michigan and Jennifer (Steve) York of Illinois; a stepdaughter, Kathryn Steffke; two sisters: Janice Rexroad and Brenda (William) Metcalfe, and eight grandchildren: Lydia Robison, Spencer York, Avery York, Elaine Hart, Aaron Hart, John Stuck, Brandon Stuck, and Emily Steffke.


Johnnie is preceded in death by his parents: Eli and Mary Braden, a son, John Braden; and a sister, Susan Braden.


Family and friends may gather on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 2 until 7 pm at Rupp Funeral Home. A funeral Service will take place at Rupp Funeral Home on Thursday, March 25th at 11am with Rev. Joe Bryant officiating. Johnnie will be laid to rest following the service a Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle.


Memorial donations in honor of Johnnie are suggested to the Wounded Warriors Project.


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March 24, 2021

2:00 PM to 7:00 AM
Rupp Funeral Home
2345 South Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161

Funeral Service
March 25, 2021

11:00 AM
Rupp Funeral Home
2345 South Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161

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