William "Bill" C. Braudis

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October 5, 1934 - May 20, 2020
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in St. Peters, MO

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William “Bill” Carl Braudis, born Oct. 5th 1934 to Everett and Mildred Braudis, in St. Louis, MO. Sibling to three brothers (Everett, Robert, Lester) and four sisters (Janet, Marion, Esther and Ruth).

Baptized with the verse Mark 16:16, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.”

Confirmed with the verse John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoso-ever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Married Doris, his high school sweetheart, on April 6th, 1957 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in St. Louis, MO. Enlisted in the army from 1957-1959.

Father to three children (Donna Braudis, Stuart (Keith) Burich, Sandy Sellini, Curt Braudis (Tina)), blessed with nine grandchildren (Ryun (Lauren), James (Kindra), Charles (Charley), Ashley (Shawn), Jessica, Sherri (Zachary), Anthony, William, Katie), and eleven great-grandchildren (Kyleigh, Brayden, Gracie, Hadley, Zoey, Michael, Brett, Sofia, Isabela, Ivy, and one coming in December 2020).

Bill proudly served in the United States Army. He dedicated over fifty years working with quality assurance at Nordine. Bill was a devout member of Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church. In his free time, Bill enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. He was very supportive and cherished every moment he spent with them, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bill was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

 Memorials may be made in William's name to Chapel of the Cross and Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

Curbside condolences are to be held at the north side of the Baue Funeral Home, Cave Springs location. Please follow the signs posted and direction of staff members to attend.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Donna Carron May 22, 2020 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    candle 5Donna and Keith-my sincere condolences-God bless you and yours-you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Rich & Vicki Braudis May 22, 2020 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    candle 7Thoughts and prayers for your beautiful love filled family. May peace and comfort fill your lives and hearts. Love to all, Rich and Vicki

  3. Debbi Dold May 22, 2020 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family. Hope you find peace and comfort thru this difficult time.

  4. Kathi Olds May 23, 2020 at 6:28 am - Reply

    candle 1I’m so sorry Donna for the loss of you dad, especially during this crazy time. It’s going to be tough for some time, I’ve been there. You were always his little girl and he was always your daddy and protector. I wish you all love and peace. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.

  5. Russ & Rhonda Braudis May 23, 2020 at 10:09 am - Reply

    candle 5Really going to miss this “One in a million “ man. His smile and outgoing personality were trademarks he carried with him. His love for his close and extended family was evident by his presence at any and all family events. Growing up with Uncle Bill in our lives was a true blessing for all us nephews and nieces. He will live in our hearts forever. Rhonda and I send our sincere condolences to Doris and family during this time.

  6. Jan Stapleton May 23, 2020 at 11:48 am - Reply

    candle 5Sherri and family…. I am so sorry for the loss of this unbelievably sweet man. I feel in love with him the moment I met him. And the love for you was palpable. Just know his spirit lives on in that beautiful baby of yours and every single sunset! Love you!

  7. Karen Zitko May 23, 2020 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Doris and family you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Bill was warm and gracious to everyone, the first time I met you and your family everyone was kind and Bill said “your Lauren’s mom well I like you already”!
    What a sweet man. Peace wished for you at this difficult time, all my love. Lauren’s mom Karen

  8. My favorite memory of uncle Bill was when he was in high school! He was the main kick off man for Beaumont high school. I watched his game when I was in elementary school! Never will forget that!rayeb May 23, 2020 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    My favorite memory of uncle Bill was when he was in high school! He was the main kick off man for Beaumont high school. I watched his game when I was in elementary school! Never will forget that!

  9. My uncle Bill was a fabulous man and I always looked up to him! From his days at high school through his service in the military and I into adulthood! We will miss him greatly!Rayeb@socket.net May 23, 2020 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    My uncle Bill was a fabulous man and I always looked up to him! From his days at high school through his service in the military and I into adulthood! We will miss him greatly!

  10. Brenda Hutchcraft May 23, 2020 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    candle 1Sherrie I am so sorry for your loss. Nothing I can say can ease your pain, but rejoice in the fact that you will see him again. Keep all of those memories close to your heart. Praying for all of you. Love you bunches🙏✝️🥰

  11. Donna Stuart May 23, 2020 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    candle 8Dad, We love, and miss you so much already. The tears just won’t stop flowing down my cheeks. When I read all of the wonderful comments people are leaving you on FB. It makes my heart so happy. You touched so many people and you don’t even know you did. I am beyond proud to call you my dad.
    Keith and I will always cherish all of the afternoons we spent with you and mom. All of Keiths crazy stories made you laugh so hard. You just said the other day that you couldn’t wait until we could start doing it again. Dumb COVID-19
    I was reading some emails and electronic cards you sent to me over the years, they are so special and I will treasure them.
    Your grandkids and great-grandkids idolized you so much. Thank you for being such a GREAT role model for every one of us. They will miss the all of the rides you gave them.
    Brett keeps saying you are in Heaven with Tori and Sebastien and watching Hadley play softball. : } As one of your E-mails said…We all have a calendar we all have a date circled on it and a year, we just don’t know what that date is….and that’s so true. We all LOVE you and we will all be together again when that date comes on our calendar
    Thursday will be so hard…We will take good care of mom/ grandma/ great-grandma for you. We will keep her busy.
    Love you forever DAD XOXOXOXO
    .

  12. Tracy Graupman May 23, 2020 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    candle 6Doris, Donna, Sandy, Curt and families. So sorry for your loss. Bill was wonderful man and I loved visiting with him. Sending my love and hugs to all of you 💗

  13. Cindy Smith May 24, 2020 at 8:14 am - Reply

    candle 2My Goodness, it is with a very sad heart, that I say, I am so very sorry to Doris, Donna (Keith), Sandy and Curt. I would always hear wonderful stories of this Wonderful family from my brother Keith. I thought this sounds like “Leave it to Beaver” . Doris and Bill are the mom and dad we all want growing up! I had the Great Opprtunity to get to know Doris and Bill! And…Yes, they are the mom and dad everyone would love to have! I sat in their kitchen many times Laughing! The world has lost one of the rays of the Sun! The world was better , brighter and happier with Bill here, but now Heaven will be just a little brighter with his great happy personality. Please know that my heart hurts for all of you, Doris, Donna, Sandy, Curt, ( the Mom, Sisters and Brother we all wish we had, and my Brother , Keith, the Brother I do have ! I am so Blessed to know you and be a part of your lifei. I want to tell the whole family, that one of the Best Concerts I have ever been to was this past summer (2019) with Doris, Sandy, and Keith, we all laughed so much, Doris is beyond Cool! Someday we will all be in Heaven and we will have the Coolest Concert with Bill!! (And he will wear a light up ring!!) You are all in so many prayers, God is hugging All of you and He will not let go! All our Love to the family and extended family, With Great Love,, The Smith Family, Scott, Cindy, Ryan, Alex, Josh, Lindsay, Noah and baby Austin

  14. Cynthia Smith May 24, 2020 at 9:30 am - Reply

    My Goodness, it is with a very sad heart, that I say, I am so sorry to Doris, Donna(Keith), Sandy and Curt. I would always hear Wonderful stories of this Wonderful family from my brother Keith. I thought this sounds like “Leave it to Beaver” ! Doris and Bill are the mom and dad we all want growing up! I had the Great Opprtunity to get to know Doris and Bill! And…..Yes, they are the mom and dad everyone would love to have! I sat in their kitchen many times Laughing! The world has lost one of the rays of the Sun! The world was Brighter, Happier and Better with Bill here, but now Heaven will be Brighter with his great personality. Please know that my heart hurts for all of you, Doris, Donna, Sandy, Curt, (the mom, sisters and brother we all wish we had, and my brother Keith, the brother, I do have! I am so Blessed to know all of you and be a part of your life. I want to tell the Whole family, that one of the Best Concerts I have ever been to, was this past summer (2019), with Doris, Sandy, Keith and I , we had so much fun,, we laughed so much! Doris is Beyond Cool!! Someday we will all be in Heaven and we will have tbe Coolest Concert with Bill, (and he will wear a Light-Up ring!!) You are all in so many prayers, God is Hugging All of You and He will not let go! With Sympathy and Lots of Love, The Smith Family, Scott, Cindy, Ryan, Alex, Josh, Lindsay, Noah and baby Austin.

  15. Al Schrewe May 24, 2020 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    I am a member of MOB but I knew Mr, B (as we called him) from Mizpah Lutheran Church in north St Louis. He coached our softball team and was on the church council with my mother. He was a good coach and most important a real nice man. I heard about his passing from Russ Dippold. My deepest sympathy to the family and especially to his wife, Doris. I recall the Clausen family from church as well. God bless.

  16. Denise and Steve Ray May 24, 2020 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    To the Braudis family – it is with great sadness at the loss of Mr. Braudis. I will always cherish all the memories I have of him, his laughter, his smile, and his deep devotion to his family and our Heavenly Father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad, difficult time.

  17. Karen Barth May 25, 2020 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Doris and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of your family and our activities together. What a big part Bill played especially him taking all our kiddos to Sunday school every week.

  18. Carl & Shirley Johnson & family May 25, 2020 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Bill was such a kind and loving man. We always had fun when we were together. Carl and I looked forward to our lunch outings and the celebrations with family. We will miss him, and we send our love to Doris and all the family.

  19. Mark Scheidemann May 25, 2020 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Bill was the kindest man we’ve known. First of the love of God and of his unwearing love of their family! God bless his family and especially Doris!!

  20. Karen Torrence May 26, 2020 at 9:14 am - Reply

    To the Braudis family….I am so very sorry for your loss. Mr. B was the best! I will continue to keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time in your life. You have such wonderful memories to hang onto. RIP Mr. B.

  21. Tim Nieters May 26, 2020 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Dear Family of Bill. I worked with Bill for 27 year at Nordyne..
    Bill was always Professional and a great teacher of Quality.
    Bill would tell us his time in Dellwood but loved moving into St. Chuck.

  22. Don and Ingrid Harrop May 27, 2020 at 9:20 am - Reply

    candle 1Sending our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Bill was a beloved and a wonderful friend and father-in-law of our daughter, Tina. Gratefully chearrishing the many shared fond memories of travels and celebrations. Missing him and mourning your loss with your loving family, we pray.

  23. Shirley Jarman May 27, 2020 at 11:28 am - Reply

    candle 5Doris and Family – My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Although I only had the opportunity to meet and talk with Bill 1 time, I felt as if I had known him forever. I am so sorry for your loss.

  24. Jessie and Michael Resimius May 28, 2020 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers.

  25. Marylee Schmidt May 31, 2020 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Sincere sympathy Doris to you and all your family

  26. Marylee Schmidt May 31, 2020 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Sending my sincere sympathy Doris to you and all your family

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