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Obituary for Michael Braun

Michael Joe Braun, 49, of Heavener was born Aug. 2, 1971 in Phoenix, Arizona to Larry Joe and Vicki (Hoebble) Braun and passed away April 26, 2021 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Monday at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener with Brother Sam Dyer officiating. Burial will follow at the Hontubby Cemetery, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Michael was a long-time resident of the area and a custom design engineer for Midwest Automation in Fort Smith. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his grandmother, Ina Parker, of Heavener; aunts Kathleen Webb of Phoenix, Arizona and Patricia “Patti” Hoebbel of Heavener; and numerous other relatives and a host of many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his grandfather, J.D. Parker.

Viewing is from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Jeff McNew, James Campbell, Michael Tindall, Mark Hargrove, Jake Davis and Sonny Davis.

To sign Mr. Braun’s online guestbook, please visit

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