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William H. "Bill" Braymen

October 10, 1933 July 2, 2018
William  H.   "Bill" Braymen
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Obituary for William H. "Bill" Braymen

William H. "Bill" Braymen, 84, of rural Coin, Iowa, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018 at his home. A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Union Grove Cemetery in rural Northboro, Iowa with Phil Wing officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends with visitation and viewing from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday evening, July 5, at the Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service in Shenandoah. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bill's name are being directed to the Tarkio Valley Tractor Club. Interment will be in the Union Grove Cemetery with military rites accorded by the Shenandoah American Legion Post #88.

William “Bill” Harold Braymen was born on October 10, 1933 in Shenandoah, Iowa to William Taft Braymen and Mayme Mary (Piester) Braymen. Bill had a brother, Tom, four years younger. Bill attended grade school in Coin, Iowa, then was redistricted to rural West Center country school from 3rd through 8th grade. He was the only one in his class and often joked that he was the “valedictorian”. Bill joined the naval reserves when he was a senior in high school.

Bill was united in marriage to Shirley Joan Armstrong of Coin, on March 21, 1954. They were blessed with 64 years together. In 1955, Bill went active duty military and proudly served as a station keeper at Naval Air Station in Glenview, Illinois. Bill enjoyed working there, especially on the roads and grounds where he ran a snow-go that cleared the runways in the winter and in the summer when he mowed down the runways. He and Shirley spent three years there then moved back to rural Coin to farm with his father and brother in 1958.

They started a family in 1959 with the birth of their first son, Russell. Glen was born in 1963 and Walter in 1966. The boys helped their father on the family farm and they all kept busy with row crops, hay, hogs and cattle. Bill continued to raise hogs until 1996 when he suffered his first heart attack and the hogs were sold. He raised cows and calves until 2010. Bill loved his cows and the matriarch of the herd, “Snowflake”.

Bill was a longtime member of the Tarkio Valley Antique Tractor Association. He enjoyed his restored 1951 Farmall H and his 1963 Ford Super Dexta, which was the first brand new tractor he ever purchased. He was also very proud of his new tractor, a John Deere 6155 M.

Bill was a proud veteran and loved his country. He looked forward to his monthly get-togethers with his classmates and visiting with friends and family. He spent most of his time outdoors, where he could work with his hands and enjoy his land. His dog, Bella, was his faithful companion.

Bill is survived by his wife Shirley Braymen; sons, Russell (Detra) Braymen, of Blanchard, Glen (Tammy) Braymen, of Shenandoah, and Walter (Shanna) Braymen, of Shenandoah; nine grandchildren;16 great grandchildren; brother Tom Braymen of Creston, IA; and numerous family and friends.

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5:00 PM 7/5/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/5/2018 7:00:00 PM
Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service

405 W Thomas Avenue
Shenandoah, IA 51601

Visitation and viewing with the family present.

Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service
405 W Thomas Avenue Shenandoah 51601 IA
United States





10:00 AM 7/6/2018 10:00:00 AM
Union Grove Cemetery

1365 310th St.
Northboro, IA 51647

Celebration of life graveside service with Phil Wing officiating and military rites accorded by the Shenandoah American Legion Post #88

Union Grove Cemetery
1365 310th St. Northboro 51647 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Union Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

1365 310th St.
Northboro, IA 51647

1365 310th St. Northboro 51647 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Tarkio Valley Tractor Club


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