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William Charles Braden, 82, of Ottumwa, died at 12:13 p.m. January 14, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.
He was born February 19, 1935 in Pekin, IA to Charles Heaten and Leona Mae Logan Braden. He married Helen Kelly on August 15, 1981 in Ottumwa.
He had worked for Dexter in Fairfield and drove a sanitation truck. He was a guest member of Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars. William enjoyed collecting model cars, Hot Wheels and painting wooden cars to give as gifts.
Surviving is his wife, Helen; a son, Frank (Cathy Elifritz) Zuehlke of Ottumwa; a daughter, Kim (Steve) Grothe of Ottumwa; 2 grandchildren, Steven and Tristan; 4 great-grandchildren, Jolie, Emily, Paige and Tommy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Braden and a sister, Joanna Pulse.
His body has been cremated and no services are planned.
Published on January 15, 2018
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