Steve (Scuba) Braun, age 68 of Osakis passed away early Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at his home in Osakis, MN.
Steve H. Braun was born on January 27, 1952 to Harry and Helge (Norstegaard) Braun in Minneapolis, MN. He was blessed to grow up with three sisters and one brother. The family moved to Plano, IL when he was just seven and that is where he attended elementary school and started high school. In 1967 the family moved back to live in Minneapolis. After high school, Scuba (as he liked to be called) enlisted in the National Guard and eventually moved to Osakis. He loved being able to get out into nature and enjoy his favorite hobbies of hunting and fishing, especially winter ice fishing on Lake Osakis. He worked as a manager at Walleye Inn and then with Jim Fearing at the Osakis Silo Company. Next, Scuba went to work as a salesman at Steinbring Chevrolet and finally as a salesman for Boomerang in Melrose and Alexandria.
In addition to the hunting and fishing, Scuba seldom missed golfing or road trips with buddies, Doug, Mark, Steve and Corey on their holy Thursdays. In 2014, Scuba met Bonnie Jacobs and he knew he was about to begin the best part of his life. They loved to go up to their place on Leech lake and enjoy fun times with friends and also great fishing!
In January of this year, Scuba was diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma. He fought hard to beat this cancer, but caught a deadly infection. After multiple surgeries, he decided to simply come home to spend his last days with friends and his cats, to share stories and memories of the good times they had shared. Scuba shared, “ I made it to my final home. I have lived my life to the fullest with wonderful friends. I’ve enjoyed every season of my life. Until we meet again, remember the good times. I love you all. Scuba”
Private memorial services will be held. Everyone is invited to a Celebration of Life for Scuba on Sat., Oct 10 at 2:00 pm at the Osakis VFW Post #7902.
Memories and condolences may also be left for Steve under his tribute page at www.royhetland.com Arrangements by Roy-Hetland Funeral Home, Osakis, MN
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