Robert Elery Braden


December 2, 1919 - April 15, 2012




Robert Elery Braden was born December 2, 1919, at Stover, MO, to John and Jenie (Cowell) Braden. He grew up attended school in Stover and graduated from Stover High School in 1942. He served in the US Navy from 1942 until 1944. He was then employed at Ozark Airlines in Marshall, MO. While on an airplane ride with Thyra (Ginger) Cloud, he proposed marriage and they were married December 25, 1948, in Emery, SD. He was employed at Berry and Sons in Mitchell. In 1961, he and his wife purchased from his father-in-law, the Emery Enterprise and in 1975, the Alexandria Herald. They printed and operated the press until their retirement in 1987, when they moved to Mitchell. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, pool and snowmobiling. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the American Legion and the DAV.

He is survived by one son, Eddy Braden of Mitchell, SD; three grandchildren, Jamie Robinson and husband, Greg of Mitchell, SD, Matt Braden and fiancé, Katie Mebius of Sioux Falls, SD, and Kim Braden and fiancé, Glenn Cantrell of Tripp, SD; one step-grandchild, Jerry Axsom and wife, Kathy of Mitchell, SD; eight great-grandchildren, Patrick, Dillon, Katelyn, Alexis, Erren, Destiny, Madison, Xavier; daughter-in-law, Janet Stoffel of Salem; nineteen nieces and nephews; special relatives, Judy Reeter of Brookings, SD, Dixie Hawkey of Sioux Falls, SD and Shelly Brown.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ginger;  parents; three brothers, Earl Braden, Ora Braden, Lendell Braden; four sisters, Naomi Riedsal, Rita Wilson, Urshey Bush and Monta Horner; brother-in-law Rex Cloud, sister-in-law, Elaine Estenson; daughter-in-law, Linda Braden; and two step-grandchildren.



Thursday, April 19, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, April 20, 2012
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley
Mitchell, South Dakota


American Legion Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by steve tollefson on April 18, 2012
Eddy I hope you find healing and happiness in you memory and gifts your family gave you, your dad was a good man and was good for the communtiy You parents were good people good parents raise good kids. Thinking of you and your family.
Thoughts with you from lincoln ne
Posted by Irene Merriott on April 17, 2012
I am thinking of you and wish I could be there with you at this time. Elery and I have had so many good times so hard to think that he is gone. May God give you comfort. Much Love Irene
Posted by Debby Merriott Kroeschen on April 17, 2012
You are in my heart and prayers during this time of grieve.
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