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Theodore “Ted” Brauer August 26, 1937 - June 20, 2023

Date of Funeral

July 8, 2023

Memorial Service: 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 8, 2023 at Buchanan Funeral Service

Ted departed from this life on June 20, 2023 and is now reunited with his precious wife, Jerrie. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Clara Brauer; sisters Elma Cooley, Ester Haynes, and Anna Warnke; brothers Albert, Robert, Bernhard, and Emanuel; wife of 57 years, Jerrie. He is survived by his children Ray Brauer and wife Kim; Tiffany Wren and husband Chris; grandchildren, Kacie Carter and husband Austin, Connor Brauer, Carson Brauer, Brittany Wren, and Benjamin Wren; great-granddaughter Blakely Carter; brother-in-law Jack Marsh and wife Jean and their sons John and Jeff.

Ted was a 1955 graduate of Classen High School. He served two years in the United States Army, stationed in Germany. He attended college at Central State University and Oklahoma City University. He maintained lifelong friendships with his high school graduating class and served on the Classen High Class of 55 Reunion Committee. For most of his career he worked in logistics. He retired as the Midwest Regional Manager from Wilsey Bennett Company where he facilitated the transport of dairy products and flowers over a ten-state area.

Ted lived in the Windsor Hills neighborhood for 55 years. He and his friend and neighbor John Buzan started an annual 4th of July Windsor Blvd pig roast which became an annual tradition for 35 years. He and John have been friends for over 55 years. Most evenings you would find them in Ted’s garage solving the world’s problems over a cold one. Ted was the best neighbor anyone could have. He welcomed everyone and his neighbors could always depend on him if they were in need.

Ted loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was always willing to lend a hand or give advice if the grandkids needed help with a project or a question about anything; he spent many hours in his garage building things with them.

Ted had a passion for cooking. He was a master with the smoker and barbecue. He even created his own original “Ted’s Bar B Cue Sauce” which was in high demand by his family, co-workers, and friends. His smoked ham was a staple at family gatherings and he always gifted smoked cheese to his loved ones at the holidays.

Ted was a great storyteller. His friends and family enjoyed listening to his stories which usually ended with his infectious laugh. His family hopes you will cherish his life with them by sharing any stories you may have.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Oklahoma City Community Foundation, Classen ’55 Scholars Fund, PO Box 1146 73101-1146 or online giving donors@occf.org.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 10:00 AM at Buchanan Funeral Service, 8712 N Council Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73132.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 10:00 AM at Buchanan Funeral Service, 8712 N Council Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73132.


  1. REPLY
    Skip Cameron says

    We were neighbors on Windsor Blvd. from 1967 to 1985. Our kids all grew up together and we enjoyed many BBQs and parties and holiday celebrations together, especially Ted and John Buzan’s July 4th Roast a Pigathon, an all night vigil over the coals with many stories and jokes. Another famous one to remember was their “WILD GAME BBQ” with a wide array of exotic tastings. Another memorable time was watching a mole underneath one of Ted’s prized rose bushes pulling it underground as she ate it. Of course Ted solved that problem by attaching one end of a hose to his car exhaust pipe and the other end onto the mole’s hole.
    Ted helped make our neighborhood a fine place to raise and nurture our children and enjoy fun times with each other.
    Yes, we did solve most of the world’s problems in Ted’s garage or driveway, with the help of some Harvey Wallbangers.
    May remembrance of all the good times enjoyed with Ted bring smiles and solace and lessen the pain of his loss.

  2. REPLY
    Scott Cameron says

    I grew up on Windsor Blvd with Ted as my neighbor. I used to play with his kids, mostly Tiffany. I was a great street to grow up on. I remember the 4th of July bike parades through the neighborhood! They were very fun. I also remember our next-door neighbors, Elaine and John, who decided to put a new pool in! Since it was a fiberglass pool, it needed to be craned over OUR House! That was a big neighborhood event, to say the least! The annual pig roast was always interesting as someone had to stay up all night to monitor the roasting pig! I was not one of those people. The pig always came out good though! I remember the Rock Island train would run behind the house 2x a day to service the lumber yard on 39th. I left a penny or two on the tracks! I never tried to jump on though! Some kids tried. I know Ted will be missed, most likely his neighbor John. Those two would be on one or the other driveways holding “court”, of course with an adult beverage! I know his kids will miss him too! He was a great person and well-liked on our block. My heart goes out to his family :(. God speed Ted!!

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