E.H. Brauer, Jr.
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E.H. Brauer, Jr. 82, passed away Monday, January 3, 2022 at Salt River Community Care in Shelbina. E.H. was born October 4, 1939 in Syracuse, the son of Emmett Harold, Sr. and Fay Mildred (Kirchner) Brauer. He was united in marriage to Linda Kay Potter on June 30, 1962 in Syracuse. She survives.
E.H. was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Jim Wilt.
E.H. graduated from Tipton High School in 1958. While attending the University Missouri, he joined the United States Army ROTC and upon graduation served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army. He was a member and deacon of Shelbina First Baptist Church, and served many years as a Sunday school teacher. He was a Gideon, and a member of the American Legion Post #376. He enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals, playing softball for the Shelbina Mercantile Bank team, and golfing. He farmed hogs, sheep, horses and many breeds of dogs. E.H. was president of the Shelbina Mercantile Bank and later an investment advisor for Edward Jones. E.H. was a wonderful singer who sang in the church choir. He was a Mizzou alumni and a huge Tiger fan. Most of all, he will be cherished as a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin and grandfather.
E.H. is survived by his wife, Linda; his three daughters, Teresa Kay Cron (Steve) of Simpsonville, S.C., Kathryn Kay Howard (David) of Bevier and Rebecca Lynn Gaskin (Rob) of Columbia; nine grandchildren, Andrew Cron (Heather), Stephanie Rodgers (Nathan), Christi Gorman (Thomas), Kayla Padgett (Jamie), Rachel Cron, Jordan Brauer, Emilyn O’Laughlin, Charlotte Gaskin, and Amelia Gaskin; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Linda Wilt of Quincy, Ill.; and niece, Angelia Maxeiner (Mark).
Visitation will be held Friday, January 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 8, at Shelbina First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. The graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Syracuse Cemetery in Syracuse.
Memorials may be made to Shelbina First Baptist Church and Gideon’s.