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John P. Braida

March 28, 1944 — March 6, 2021

A celebration of life service, for John Braida, 76,of Chariton, will be held Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Interment will follow at the Chariton Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Chariton Volunteer Fire Department or to the Chariton FFA Alumni. The service will be available via live stream via the following link: John Paul Braida devoted his life to his wife, family, and community. He lived a full life, filled with passion for the things he loved. First and foremost were his wife and family. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Linda Cappellin on June 19, 1965. They dated through high school, John graduated in 1962 from Chariton High School and then pursued an Agricultural Degree from Iowa State University graduating in 1967. He was proud to be a Cyclone and was especially proud of his granddaughter Abby for graduating from ISU as well. John and Linda were blessed with two children: John A. and Angie. They first made their home in Centerville after graduating where he worked for the SCS Office for a year before moving to Chariton where he was the Assistant Manager for the Farmer's Coop. John was a devoted Hy-Vee employee for 40 years retiring in 2010 and continuing to work part time for several years. He also enjoyed helping Karl and Mike at the Ford Garage delivering cars from all over the country. He instilled a good work ethic in the kids and taught them the value of a dollar. Throughout all of John's life in Chariton he maintained his Civic Pride and Duty, serving as Mayor and on the City Council, and just resigned from the Housing Authority Board in the last few weeks. He loved his town and belonged to many other organizations including serving on the Chariton Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years and continuing to support them after his service. John was also the "Home and Away Voice of the Chariton Chargers" broadcasting with Jim Taylor and Larry Mikesell many football and basketball games. He loved Charger Athletics and never missed a game of his grandson Brett and granddaughter Presley. Over the years he was an avid Kansas City Royal fan not only going to the games, but also attending the banquet in Kansas City with the boys. He loved to watch golf, NASCAR, and all ISU sports as well. He attended many NASCAR races and had a great time with friends and family. He enjoyed helping others every chance he could, whether it be a simple act of kindness in helping with a wheel chair or in times of crisis handing out water during the Flood of '93, John was always there to help. The grandchildren remember many trips with grandpa and grandma often going to the mountains or taking the camper and boat to the lake. He took the grandchildren to sporting events, but also thought they needed an appreciation for the arts and went to many shows at the Civic Center. After retiring John and Linda had plans see the country in their RV, but plans changed when John was diagnosed with cancer. Over the last 10 years he bravely fought the disease and kept living his life to the fullest. Although they didn't get to travel the way they planned, John was able to enjoy the mountains of the west and see the Sequoias and Yosemite on different trips with his friends Bill Baynes and Bill Hardie. He also enjoyed belonging to the Mustang Club and his little red mustang; he and Linda took many cruises enjoying the weather with the top down. A couple of qualities the family remembers about John are his love for all of his family; pride in his community; his remarkable patience (LOL); and "if you are not early you are late". John and Linda feel very fortunate for their family and friends and their relationships within the community. And are especially grateful for their home at the Charitone Apartments where they have enjoyed seeing the square and all the events from their third floor apartment. It has also been a great central location to meet with family and friends. John passed away March 6, 2021 surrounded by family at the Lucas County Health Center at the age of 76. John loved his family and his community. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, including his wife of 56 years, Linda Braida; children: John A. Braida and Angie (Matt) Anderson; grandchildren: Jenny (Jeremy) Brown, Presley (Kole) McCormick, Abby (Derek) Vermeer, Brett Braida USMC, Cody Anderson, and Nick Anderson; great grandchildren: Kane, Ellie, Ayden, Emilea, Emmitt, Ashlynn, and Aubrey; along with sisters: Janice Twinam and Jaynane Hardie; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Preceding John in death were his parents: John and Beulah Braida; brother, Darold Braida; and brothers-in-law: Charlie Twinam and Jack Hardie. Cemetery Details Chariton Cemetery HWY 14 and HWY 34
Chariton, IA 50049

Visitation

MAR 9. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Chariton

914 Roland Ave

Chariton, IA 50049

[email protected]

https://www.pierschbacherfuneralhome.com

Celebration of Life

MAR 10. 10:30 AM (CST)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Chariton

914 Roland Ave

Chariton, IA 50049

[email protected]

https://www.pierschbacherfuneralhome.com

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