Jack Oliver Braasch (3/20/1927 - 10/13/2018)

Obituary
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Jack Oliver Braasch passed peacefully October 13, 2018 while a resident at Silverado Memory Care in Bee Cave, TX. He was 91. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, he was a longtime resident of Tyler, Texas before moving to Austin in 2013 to be near his sons.

Jack is survived by his children, Steve and Jennifer (Locke) Braasch of Bee Cave, TX and Thomas and Catherine (Tausch) Braasch of Austin, TX; his four grandchildren, Mark and Marisa (Kohler) Braasch, Hunter Braasch, Margaret (Braasch) and Justin Gant, and Patrick and Heather (Braasch) Arnold; and his six great-grandchildren, Johnny, Oliver, Madeline, Riley, Molly, and Anna Locke. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jane (McCleneghan) Braasch, his parents, Benjamin W. and Florence (Weaver) Braasch, brother, Bernard, and sisters, Betty Jahne and Jean Olson.

Jack was born March 20, 1927 in Omaha, Nebraska. After graduating from North High School, he served in the U.S. Navy in WWII as Mailman, Third Class V-6. After his honorable discharge in 1946, he completed his education at University of Omaha attending on a baseball scholarship (now University of Nebraska) in 1950.

While attending college, he met the love of his life, Jane McCleneghan. They married April 15, 1951. A photograph, taken when dating, Jack wrote, "Why shouldn't I look at her like this I'm in love with her. 'No bout adoubt it.'" The notation illustrates both his adoration for Jane and wit. Jack's clever quips, smile, and genteel sprit will be sorely missed.

In 1958, Jack and family to Ft. Worth, TX in 1964, a regional manager for Container Corp. the family moved to Tyler, TX, their home until moving to Austin. In Omaha, Jack was a member of the Masons St. John Lodge. In Ft. Worth, he joined Toastmasters, The Optimist Club, and was involved with the Dale Carnegie program. In Tyler, Jack and Jane were members of Marvin United Methodist Church and, an avid golfer and a charter member of Holly Tree Country Club. Jack's life-long example of impeccable character, integrity, kindness, and steadfast devotion to Jane and his family are a priceless heritage for his family and all who had the privilege to know him.

A Celebration of Jack's Life will be at 3:30 P.M., Friday, November 2, 2018 in the Chapel of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Chapel.



The family would like memorial gifts to be made in Jack's memory to any of the following: , www.heart.org; , www.michaeljfox.org; or , .

Condolences may be made at www.cookwaldenforestoaks.com.

Arrangements under the care of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home, 6300 W. William Cannon Dr., Austin, Texas, 78749, (512)892-1172.
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Nov. 1, 2018
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