Robert H. “Bud” Braugh, 98, Logansport, passed away at 10 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 13, 1915, in Wolcott, to the late Fred H. and Mary Margaret (Werne) Braugh. On Aug. 6, 1939, in Logansport, he married Helen Marie Luplow. She died Jan. 8, 2005.
Bud was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Monticello. He ran track while in high school, and was an expert swimmer. Bud had lived in the Monticello community until moving to Lake Cicott 40 years ago.
He had worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years, and owned and operated Braugh’s Tavern for 25 years in Monticello. He retired in 1958. Bud was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of Monticello United Methodist Church and the Elks Lodge of Harlingen, Texas. Bud spent every winter in Texas for several years after he retired. He also was a member of the American Legion Post 81 of Monticello.
Bud and Babe Gilkerson founded the Lake Freeman Boat and Ski Club in Monticello. He was one of the first in Indiana to have a Chinchilla Ranch, the “Hoosier Chinchilla Ranch.” In later years, he enjoyed gardening, fishing and dancing.
Surviving are daughter, Bonnie (Dennis) Clark, Battle Ground; grandchildren, Michael Clark, Coral Springs, Fla., Rebecca Kosten, Leonardtown, Md., Chris Clark, Lafayette, and Aimee Clark, West Lafayette; great-grandchildren, Brenton and Kaitlyn Clark, Joseph and Matthew Kosten, and Mia, Jaeda and Hannah Clark; sister, Marjorie Kilmer, Monticello; several nieces and nephews; and special friend and caregiver, Robin Valentine.
Bud was preceded in death his parents, Fred H. and Mary Margaret Braugh; wife, Helen Marie Braugh; and brother, Lowell Braugh.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller-Roscka Funeral Home in Monticello. A celebration of life service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial with be in I.O.O.F. Riverview Cemetery in rural Monticello with full military rites by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice.
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