The Obit For Kenny Braun

Edward Kenneth "Kenny" Braun

Published in The Courier-Journal on February 12, 2012

BRAUN, EDWARD KENNETH 'KENNY," 85, passed away Friday, February 10, 2012.

He retired from the Louisville Fire Department as a Battalion Chief after 30 years service. He is perhaps best remembered as the star shortstop on the Baltimore Oriole baseball team that defeated the Louisville Colonels in the 1944 Little World Series. He was also a star athlete and student at Manual High School and is a member of the Manual Hall of Fame. He is also a member of Epworth United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Delia Braun; son Marty; and first wife, Juanita.

Kenny leaves his loving wife of 44 years, Barbara; son Mike (Kaye); daughter-in-law, Debbie; grandchildren, Amy Smith (Chad), Amanda Elder (Joe), Andy Braun and Brett Braun (Brittany); seven great-grandchildren; and sisters Pat Smith and Shirley Winter (Kenny).

His funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at J. E. Ratterman & Son, 7336 Southside Dr., with burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.