In memory of
William Howard Braum February 11, 1928 - March 23, 2020 TUTTLE William Howard Braum, of Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy Stores, died at his home near Tuttle, Oklahoma, March 23, 2020. He was fortunate to be at the place he loved until his last day. Bill was born in Newton, Kansas to Howard and Emma McClanahan Braum February 11, 1928, but moved to Emporia, Kansas with his parents and two older sisters as a small boy. He worked for his father from childhood in a little dairy, processing, home delivery and one ice cream store named Peter Pan Ice Cream and helped build the business from one store to several. Bill purchased the business from his father in 1957. From 1957-1967, it grew to 61 stores across Kansas. In 1968 the business in Kansas was sold and Braum's was started in Oklahoma. The small dairy farming operation was moved from Kansas in 1975 and grew to be one of the larger dairy farms in the United States. Bill graduated from Emporia High School and the University of Kansas. He was married to Mary Elaine Wise in 1949 and they had four children. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, and last year his daughter Rebecca. He is survived by his wife Mary, his daughter Elaine, and his sons Murray and Drew. Beloved grand-children are William Hersh and Theresa Henninger of the Dallas area, Carollanne Braum-Mislova of Prague, Czech Republic, Marion Sparks of Highland's Ranch, Colorado, Drew Braum II of Norman, Oklahoma, Emma Braum of Oklahoma City, Colton Braum of Nichols Hills and Ellen Braum of Stonewall, Oklahoma. There are nine great grandchildren. A private family graveside burial will be in Minco, Oklahoma and in view of the Coronavirus restrictions, no other service is planned. Under the direction of Huber-Reynolds Funeral Home in Minco.
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