Elden L. Braden

August 16, 2016

Elden L. Braden 93, of Frankfort, Ind., passed away at 6:28 a.m. August 16, 2016 at Mulberry Health and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his loving family, including son Larry and daughter Tootsie. He was born on May 13, 1923 in Clinton County to Eldo Braden and Mary Ellen (Kirkendall) Braden. He married Ruth Maxine Lashbrook on July 2, 1955 at the First Christian Church in Frankfort, IN and she preceded him in death on July 17, 2015.  He graduated from Frankfort High School in 1941.  Elden was a proud veteran who served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 – 1946 and was recalled in 1950 to serve as Master Sergeant in the Korean War until 1954. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal World War II, American Theater Ribbon, EAME Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon and a Philippine Liberation Ribbon. Elden retired on June 8, 1984 after working 37 years as an engineer for Norfolk & Western Railroad. He was a member and regular attendee of Harmony Baptist Church.  He was also a member of the American Legion for 68 years, VFW, Masonic Lodge #54, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, life member of the Elks and a Moose life member.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Friday, August 19, 2016 from 9:00-10:30 A.M. at Goodwin Funeral Home, with the Funeral Service beginning at 10:30 A.M. Pastor Wayne Martin will be officiating. Entombment will follow in Green Lawn Mausoleum with Military Rites. In lieu of flower, the family would like memorial contributions to be directed to the Clinton County Cancer Fund.

Survived by:

Son: Larry (Judy) Braden of Pennsylvania. Daughter: Linda (Fred) Shinall of Oregon. 2 Step Daughters: Judith Ann Rose of West Lafayette. Thelma “Tootsie” Garriott of Roachdale. 6 Grandchildren, 6 Step Grandchildren and several Great and Step Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse and brother Ralph Braden.


Leave your Condolences

5 Condolences for “Elden L. Braden”

  1. Michael J Frey August 18, 2016 at 8:02 am

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. Having lost my father in January I know what a difficult time this is. My prayers are with you all and i shall never forget all the years I knew Elden
    Michael J Frey ( son of Robert L Frey)

    • Tootsie September 3, 2016 at 9:11 am

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We are at peace knowing he is again with the love of his life.

  2. David and Beverly Rogers August 18, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Elden’s passing We were good friends and neighbors of Elden and Maxine since the early 60’s. We loved them both and often stopped to see them whenever we got back to Frankfort.

  3. Ken Walters August 19, 2016 at 10:10 am

    I was Produce Manager for Smilin’ Joe’s Supermarket (1980-81) and bought produce from Elden…nice fella.

  4. Herb Patchett August 20, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Condolences and prayers to the family of Elden from an old classmate of his, Herb Patchett. I currently live in Bushnell, Florida. Greatest Class ever.

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