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Obituary for Robert C. Brau

September 16, 1943 – June 25, 2023

Robert C. Brau, 79, of Union Grove, passed away at his residence on June 25. He was born in Racine on Sept. 16, 1943, the son of the late Robert A. and Doris Belle (nee: Shockley) Brau.

Robert C. Brau
Robert C. Brau

On Sept. 22, 1961, he was united in marriage to Suzann E. Otto. Robert had been employed by S.C. Johnson and Son for over 33 years, retiring in May of 2005. He was a member of the Johnson 20 Year Club, and the J.M.B.A. Robert was an avid fisherman, New York Yankees, and Chicago Bears fan.

Surviving are his loving wife, Suzann; their children, Scott (Michelle) Brau, Tracey Brau, Kathleen Brau, Linda (Brian) Brau, Anne (Tom) Eickner, Robert A. (Brenda) Brau, Brian and (Vanessa) Brau Sr.;

Grandchildren: Cassandra Brau, Jamie Lynn (Roy) Brau, Anthony (Kayleen) Brau, Scott (Sadie) Brau Jr., Alyssa (Dan) Cacciotti, Heather Hess, Bobby (Jessica) Hess, Jake (Alyssa) Poikonen, Lynsey (Scott) Poikonen, Zak (Jenni) Poikonen, Caillie (Ryan) Heckel, Laura (Jared) Eickner, TJ Eickner, Elizabeth (Zach) Bergeron, Amelia Brau, Alaina Brau, Ayden Borger, Quenton Brau, Ava Brau, Ava Borger, Brian Brau Jr., Mitchell Brau, and Madelynn Brau;

Great-grandchildren: Gregory Smerz, Travis Smerz, Miles Herrera, Vincent Herrera, Levi Escamia, Audra Brau, Kenadie Cacciotti, Sophia Cacciotti, Naomi Cacciotti, Colton Cacciotti, CJ Fergus, Braylon Hess, Maxx Beauchamp, Lexi (Yuen) Poikonen, Mason Poikonen, Ada Suffell, Damon Poikonen, Dalilah Poikonen, and Elsie Bergeron;

Brother, Kevin (Valerie) Brau; sisters, Kathleen Sanders, and Valorie Drinkwine; sister-in-law, Jerilyn Brau; special aunt and uncle, Judy and Byron Verheyen; and special cousin, Susie Andersen, and his cat Taz. His nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive him.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his son, Kent Brau; brothers, Mitchell, Darrell, and Jeffrey Brau; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Verne Otto, Monte Drinkwine, and Marilyn (Harrie) Stellberg.


A funeral service for Robert C. Brau will be held at noon on July 1 at Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family.

The family wishes to publicly thank Dr. Nicholas Pryomski, his awesome hospice nurse, Lisa, Dr. Teresa Sullivan, home health aide, and Ashley.

Obituary and photo of Robert C. Brau courtesy of Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home.

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