Steven Braun Obituary, Death – After a courageous and long-fought fight against cancer, Steven “Steve” James Braun, 63 years old, of Zionsville, Indiana, died away in peace on November 18, 2022. He was surrounded by family and friends. Steve Braun was born in Jasper, Indiana on the 13th of November in 1959 to parents Amos and Laverne (Beckman) Braun. After graduating from Jasper High School in 1978, Steve continued his education at Harvard University in Cambridge, where he received a degree in Economics. After graduating from college, Steve wed Jennifer (Schneider) Braun, the girl he had a crush on in middle school, and the two started a prosperous life together working as technology consultants.
Braun Consulting was established by him in 1990, and he took the business public in 1999 before eventually selling it to Fair Isaac Group in 2004. During this period, Steve purchased acreage in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, and converted it into a gorgeous space that could be used for farming, cattle ranching, and recreation. This space has been enjoyed by Steve’s family, friends, and coworkers for many years. In addition, he started purchasing land in and around the greater Indianapolis area, and later went on to establish Braun Property Development together with his sons and son-in-law.
Steve was also deeply committed to having a positive influence in his community. He was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 2012 to 2014 and was appointed Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development in 2014. He held this position for a period of three years.
At a middle school dance held in the basement of the Knights of Columbus in Jasper, Indiana, in the year 1973, Steve first met Jennifer. The rest of the story was written after just one night of dancing. Alexandra, Callyn, Jonathon, Adam, and Maren are the five children that Steve and Jennifer went on to have after they got married. This past June was the couple’s 40th wedding anniversary, which they celebrated (2022).
Steve was able to spend his final years doing the things he enjoyed most, such as spending time with his grandchildren, going on long motorcycle rides, establishing his reign as the Cinch Grandmaster, mushroom hunting, growing and studying his beloved Purple Martin colonies, and watching the Indiana Pacers play basketball. His parents, Amos and Laverne (Beckman) Braun, have passed away, and Steve is now an only child. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer (Schneider) Braun; his five children, Alexandra (Scott) Noel, Callyn (Bill) Riggs, Jonathon (Anna Dykema) Braun, Adam (Claire) Braun, and Maren (John) Jester; his ten grandchildren; his brother, Michael (Maureen) Braun; and his sister, Janet (Greg) Ostendorf.
He is also survived by his ten grandchildren. His wife On Friday, December 2, from 4 to 7 PM, there will be a visitation held at the Simplicity Funeral Home, which is located at 125 W Sycamore Street in Zionsville. Instead of sending flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Oaks Academy through the Oaks Fund at Sagamore.