Wilhelm "Bill" Braunschweig
1948 - 2020
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December 23, 1948 ˜ September
10, 2020

Wilhelm “Bill” Braunschweig passed away the afternoon of Sept. 10, 2020, in Vancouver, WA. He had been battling lung cancer. Bill was born Dec. 23, 1948, to Hank and Erma Braunschweig. He was the oldest of two children.
Besides a son, brother, cousin, friend, husband and father, Bill was many things throughout his life: football player, lieutenant in the Army, a volunteer fireman, entrepreneur, AA sponsor, truck driver and caretaker at the Old Grist Mill.
Bill leaves behind his younger sister, Gloria Braunschweig; children, Chris Braunschweig (Monica), Heather Buratto (Mark), Brian Braunhuber (Ruth) and Bane Braunschweig (Stephanie); 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
At Bill’s request, there will be no memorial services. He will forever be at his favorite hunting grounds.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Bill’s name to Meals on Wheels, Luepke Senior Center - Clark County or your local fire department. If you wish to send a note to the family, please send to Heather Buratto, 2754 Grand Oaks Loop, Cedar Park, TX 78613 or share a memory @ www.columbian.com/obits.

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Published in The Columbian on Oct. 4, 2020.
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October 10, 2020
Rest in peace, cousin Bill. This is a great photo of him too; such a smile. I will be honoring his memory with a donation to the fire department. Thank you to the family who cared for him in his last months. Godspeed. Cousin Tammy Zahren Lowery, KC, MO
October 6, 2020
Gloria, So sorry for your loss. Interesting reading. Fond Regards, Joan OToole.
October 6, 2020
I really enjoyed visiting with Bill at several of the get togethers for classmates. He had such a fantastic memory and was full of fun stories of high school years. I'm sorry I won't get to hear more of them and to catch up on more current times. Will miss seeing you, Bill, and thanks for your friendship.
Lynda Murray
October 6, 2020
So enjoyed you in high school you will be missed.
RIP Bill
Edie Weinhold Limbach
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