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James Brauhn

February 4, 1940 ~ January 9, 2022 (age 81)


James "Jim" Brauhn, age 81, of Linn Grove, Iowa died January 9, 2022 at the Pocahontas Community Hospital in Pocahontas, Iowa. 

Private family services will take place at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements. 

James Leon Brauhn was born on February 4, 1940 in Dubuque, Iowa to Leon and Emma (Holtmeyer) Brauhn.

Growing up, he attended school in Waterloo and graduated in 1957 from West Waterloo High School. James went on to study Fish and Wildlife Biology at Iowa State University. He graduated with his college degree in 1965.

On August 11, 1963, James was united in marriage to Beverly Jane Richter at Titonka Methodist Church in Titonka, Iowa. Together, they were blessed with two sons, Marc and Steve.

Early in life, Jim’s job as a biologist took the family many places in the United States; Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota before settling in Linn Grove, Iowa. He enjoyed studying fish and their habitats. Jim always had a love for the outdoors. His passion for hunting and fishing was shared with his sons, Marc and Steve. They had many outdoor adventures  together. Jim was also blessed to road trip with his son and grandkids to fish some of his favorite trout stream spots that he fished when he was young. Jim also enjoyed visiting with friends and family, writing articles for the local newspaper, gardening and tending to his fruit trees. He was a member of the American Fisheries Society. Jim will forever be remembered as a fish “storyteller”, passionate conservationist and a person who embraced all that nature had to offer. Jim will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Jim is survived by his son, Steve (Rish) Brauhn of Sioux Rapids, Iowa; grandchildren: Nevaeh and Beau Brauhn; brother, Richard (Mary Ann) Brauhn of Dickinson, North Dakota; sisters: Marilyn Booth of Ames, Iowa; Linda Rehorst of Marquette, Michigan; nieces and nephews; many Holtmeyer cousins; other extended family and a host of friends.

Jim is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Beverly (Richter) Brauhn; son, Marc Brauhn; parents, Leon and Emma Brauhn; parents-in-law, Leo and Gertrude Richter; and one brother-in-law, Larry “Skip” Booth.


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