Jacksonville Journal-Courie (Ill.)
Wayne Paul Brauer, of Springfield, and formerly of Litchfield, passed away on Jan. 1, 2011, at age 83.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sandra "Sandy" Brauer; four sons, Lloyd "Lon" of Granite City, Geoffrey "Geoff" (wife, Jean) of Hillsboro, Alan (wife, Darlene) of Hillsboro and Grant of Springfield.
He is also survived by a sister, Marilyn Brandmire of Yakima, Wash.; and a brother, Charles (wife, Mary) of Chipley, Fla. Wayne was blessed with nine grandchildren, Erin, Adam, Steve, Colene, Matt, Olivia, Emily, Shari and Shannon.
The family suggests memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church Building Fund or Concordia Village - Christ Care Fund, 4101 W. Iles Ave., Springfield, IL 62711, or to the Rotary Foundation.