Vern Otto Brauer, 74, formerly of Sidney

Vern Otto Brauer, Sr., 74, of Anderson, Texas and a former Sidney resident died Saturday morning, Novermber 2, 2013, at Tomball Regional Hospital in Tomball, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 am Friday, November 8, 2013, in the Trinity Lutheran Church, South Divide south of Sidney with Pastor Daniel Larson officiating. Burialt will follow in the South Divide Cemetery.

There will be a visitation at the Holechek Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday.

Memorials have been established to the family.

Vern was born September 3, 1939 in Sidney, Nebraska to Emanuel and Anna Moeller Brauer. He was a 1957 graduate of Sidney High School and had been a resident of Anderson since 1981. Vern was a retired welder and rancher.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Jean Brauer and a son, Chris Brauer along with brothers, William and Alven Brauer and sisters, Eleanora Kreinbring and Lucille Frankes.

Survivors include sons, Dean Brauer, Vern Brauer, Jr., Charles Brauer and Mark Sechelski; daughters, Cyndi Christensen and Denise Howard; 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; brothers, Roland and Lloyd Brauer and sister, Betty Leech.

Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations is serving the Brauer family.

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