Welcome to the memorial page for

Merle E. Braunns

July 11, 1929 ~ June 20, 2017 (age 87)

The Piano Brothers

Merle E. Braunns, age 87 of Andover, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Williamsfield.  He was born on July 11, 1929 in Gustavus, OH, the son of Edward & Mary (Stevens) Braunns.

He was a veteran of the United States Army.  He worked as a laborer for Brainard Steel Strapping in Warren for over 20 years. He was a member of both Williamsfield Baseball League and  Williamsfield Fire Department and loved gardening.  He also loved spending time in North Carolina with family during the winter months. 

He is survived by children, Merla J. (Ron) Jewell of Williamsfield, Maryella S.(Jeff Smith) Braunns of Williamsfield, Edwin M. (Kim) Braunns of Grover, NC; half-sisters, Sandra (Kenny) Pontius of Lake Milton, Gwen Hornof of Diamond, OH, Shirley Back of FL; half-brother, Robert Braunns of Diamond, OH; grandchildren, Justin Bittikofer, Autumn (Matt) McCurdy, Courtney Jewell ( Markus Sloboda), Bridget (Matt) Springer, Victoria (Travis) Cook, Caitlyn Braunns; great grandchildren, Alexis Bittikofer, Bryce Springer and Gio Sloboda.

The family would like to personally thank caregiver,  Vivian Simonic whom cared for both Katherine and Merle  and the Hospice of the Western Reserve for all of their love and compassion.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Katherine Braunns in 2016; sister, Edith Biesterveld; twin brother, Pearl Braunns; half-brother , Paul Braunns.

Honoring Merle’s wishes no services will be held at this time. 

The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson are honored to serve the Merle E. Braunns family. Guestbook, obituary or to light a candle can be found at

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