Eugene (Gene) Charles Braun, 84, of Cedar Rapids passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Cloverlodge Care Center, St. Edward. Gene is survived by his wife Rosella of Cedar Rapids; 11 children: Anthony of Cedar Rapids; William of Columbus; Susan of Bloomington, IL; Chuck (Deb) of Cedar Rapids; Leo of Fort Collins, CO; Kenneth (Ann) of Wahoo; Robert (Natalie) of Columbus; Leonard (April) of Friend; Mark (Diane) of Omaha; Cheryl of Omaha; Donald (Abbie) of Atlantic, IA; 21 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; brother Arnold of Rosholt, SD; sisters-in-law: Sally Braun of Columbus, Pauline Braun of Albion and Rose Ann Braun of Columbus; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers: Andrew (Mathilda), Laurence (Lucille), Paul, Fritz, and George Braun; three sisters: Louise (Ben) Cremers, Mary Ann (Norman) Kurtenbach, and Rosemary (Fred) Hefner. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 26, 2018 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids with Msgr. Ralph Steffensmeier officiating. Burial followed in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery, Cedar Rapids with military rites conducted by the Dan Cox American Legion Post 44 of Cedar Rapids, and the Army National Guard. Levander Funeral Home of Cedar Rapids was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.levanderfuneralhome.com.