Obituary for Howard M. Bragg
Mr. Howard M. Bragg, age 91, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on January 18, 1926, in Marion County, Indiana, the loving son of the late, Russell and Elsie (Dagenhart) Bragg. He was raised in New Augusta, Indiana and was a 1943 graduate of the Pike High School in Marion County, Indiana and attended Hanover College where he played basketball. He later attended the State Police Academy in Plainfield, Indiana. Howard was inducted into the United States Air Force, serving during World War II and was honorably discharged. Howard was united in marriage on August 5, 1962, in Lebanon, Indiana. to Reva J. Harris and to this union arrived two sons, Russ and Randy and two daughters, Debra and Jamie to bless their home. Howard and Reva shared nearly 55 years of marriage together until his death. Howard was a former State Trooper for the Indiana State Police for 6 years. He owned and operated Bragg's Carpet Business in Zionsville, Indiana, from 1957 to 1960 and in Lebanon, Indiana, from 1960 to 1977. Howard was a volunteer Fireman for the Zionsville Fire Department from 1957 to 1960. He later moved to the Switzerland County community where he was in business from 1977 to 1992. Howard was employed for the Switzerland County School Corporation where he worked in maintenance and was a school bus driver from 2000 to 2011. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Vevay, Vevay American Legion Post #185, Vevay VFW Post #5396 and the Markland Baptist Church. Howard will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends. Howard passed away at 6:00 am, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at his residence in Vevay, Indiana.
Howard will be dearly missed by his loving wife of nearly 55 years: Reva J. (Harris) Bragg of Vevay, IN; his sons: Russ Bragg and his wife: Jeanne of Vevay, IN and Glen "Randy" Bragg and his wife: Sheila of Lebanon, IN; his daughters: Debra Adams and her husband: Robert of Lebanon, IN and Jamie Bragg of Lebanon, IN; his grandchildren: Chad Bragg, Amber Smith, Cassie Bragg, Kyle Biesecker, Ashley Christian, Rorie Wood, Ryan Wood, Brittany Bragg, Bethany Armstrong, and Brennan Bragg; his great-grandchildren: Kaley, Marisa, Emma, Mason, Elisabeth, Olivia, Adeline, Harper and Lily.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Russell and Elsie (Dagenhart) Bragg; his twin brother: Harold Bragg and his other brothers: Robert and Roy Lee Bragg.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 1:00 pm, by Pastor Patrick Lanman, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Friends may call 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes. Cards are available at the funeral home.