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Harry G. Brauning

October 9, 1931 — May 26, 2017

Harry G. Brauning, age 85, passed away with his loving family at his side on Friday, May 26, 2017 at his home in Lower Paxton Township.

Born October 9, 1931 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Harry G. and Lillian (Stewart) Brauning and was also preceded in death by his sister, Elaine Kroedel and his brother, Edward Brauning.

He was retired from the maintenance department at Capital Blue Cross and had formerly been a maintenance electrician for Fruehauf Trucking. Harry joined the Army in 1955 and was stationed at Ft. Indiantown Gap. Shortly after, he met the love of his life, the former Priscilla Gutshall, and was married August 11, 1957. He passed away just shy of their 60th wedding anniversary.

He was an active member of Paxton United Methodist Church, where he was involved in the Helping Hands Sunday School Class and was known as an “egger”, making dozens of Easter eggs every year. He was the former secretary of the Penn Gardens Lions Club and had also been a member of the UBEW where he assisted with the Blood Bank.

Always willing to lend a hand, he helped all of his children with household repairs and was skilled in woodworking and gardening.   He also enjoyed camping, bird watching and feeding the squirrels. When his children were young, he was involved with their activities in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Mostly, he will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother.

Surviving is his beloved wife, Priscilla J. (Gutshall) Brauning; 2 daughters: Barbara A. Bell (and her husband, Robert), Harrisburg and Deborah L. Brauning, Harrisburg; his son: Harry G. Brauning (and his wife, Lisa), Harrisburg; 6 grandchildren: Robert Bell III, Elyse Hammaker, Douglas Brauning, Megan Hollenbach, Valerie Page and Kristine Brauning; 2 great grandchildren: Noah Hollenbach and Jace Hollenbach; 2 brothers: Charles Brauning and William Brauning, both of West Virginia; nieces and nephews; and many other family members and friends.

Services will be held 11:30 am Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Paxton United Methodist Church, 3550 North Progress Avenue, Harrisburg, 17110 with the Rev. Brent Salsgiver, his pastor, officiating. Friends will be received from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Wednesday at the church. Burial with military honors will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Paxton United Methodist Church or to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 115, Harrisburg, 17110.

Kimmel Funeral Home, Harrisburg, is handling arrangements.
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