Gene E. Brawner, 81, died peacefully at home Sunday, May 18, 2014, surrounded by his family.
Funeral Services were held May 22 at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mark Pries officiating. Burial with military honors was at Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to EWALU Lutheran Church Camp, 37776 Alpha Ave., Strawberry Point, IA 52706.
Gene was born Jan. 3, 1933, in Iowa City, the son of Clarence and May (Snider) Brawner. Gene was a graduate of City High School and the University of Iowa. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Gene was the senior vice president of RBC Dain-Rauscher for many years. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where he served on many boards and committees throughout the years. Gene was devoted to his family, caring for his loving wife, children and siblings. He will be greatly missed.
Gene is survived by his wife Ann and their three children and grandchildren, Mike (Jackie) Brawner of Mt. Pleasant and their children, Rachel (Joe) and Erik; Marta (Robert) Zahs of Iowa City and their children, Callie (Adam), Nicholas, Shane and Kathryn; Lisa (Jason) Owen of Solon and their children, Lexi, Jaden Addie and Lily; and his brother Harold of Iowa City. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Richard and his sister-in-law Virginia. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com.