MARGARET BRAUN, 93, of New Haven, died on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Ashton Creek Health & Rehab, Fort Wayne. Born in Sikeston, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Issic and Lola Rupel. She was a former member of St. James Lutheran Church and attended Wallen Baptist Church, Fort Wayne. She retired from East Allen County School in 1978 and had previously worked at General Electric Corp. for 10 years. She enjoyed many years of bridal sewing. She is survived by her children, Jerry (Joy) Hey of Albion, Mike (Sytha) Hey of Fort Wayne, Marilyn Burnett of Union City, Eli Suciu of Connecticut, and John (Amy) Suciu of Leo; stepchildren, David (Deb) Braun and Doug (Cheri) Braun, both of Fort Wayne, Dolores (Greg) Roth, Denise (Mark) Tilley, Donita (Pat Russell) Kline, and Dinah Braun, all of New Haven; 27 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Karl Hey, John Suciu and Richard Braun; granddaughter, Jennifer Braun; and nine siblings. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Pastor Jim Glover officiating. Calling is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials to Wallen Baptist Church, Fort Wayne. For online condolences, please visit

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