ESCANABA - John Braun and the former Jean Rose Renki were married 45 years ago, May 14, 1966, in Boyne City. An anniversary reception was also held in Boyne City.
John was employed with the U.S. Department of Labor for 40 years as an investigator before retiring in 2010. He enjoys woodworking and coaching his grandchildren.
Jean worked for 15 years as an obstetric nurse at OSF St. Francis Hospital, retiring this year. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, camping and fishing.
John and Jean Braun
The couple are both members of St. Anne's Church. They enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and building their camp with their children.
John and Jean are the parents of five children: Julie and Scott Johnson of Minnesota; Eric and Nicki Dewar Braun, Steve and Tara (Kenneally) Braun, and Jason and Kristi (Wilson) Braun, all of Escanaba; and Danicia and Mike Humbert of Oshkosh, Wis. They also have seven grandchildren, Chelsie and Trevor Johnson, Isabelle and Clara Braun, Devan and Sage Clark and Keagan Braun.
The couple is at home in Escanaba.