DR. HAROLD (GUS) BRAEUTIGAM CELEBRATES 90 YEARS
Gus Braeutigam was born on March 3, 1928 in Frankenmuth to August and Anna Braeutigam. He has six siblings of which five are deceased: Fred (Milda), Caroline (Herb) Palmreuter, Milda (Al) Block, Norman (Esther), Lorine (Laurence) Pagels and his youngest brother Ruben (Marion). Gus attended grades one through 10 in Frankenmuth and graduated from Arthur Hill High School. He earned his veterinary degree from Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1951. After two years in the Army he established his practice in Frankenmuth. In 1951 Gus was married to Marilyn Voorheis (deceased in 1988) and they had three sons; Kim (Chris), Kent (Lori) and Jon (Wendy). He married Jeanne Borcherding in 1990, she has three children; Linda (Steve) Kuhl, Steve (Dawn) and David. Between Gus and Jeanne they have 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. After 45 years of veterinary practice he retired in 1996. A family celebration took place on Marco Island and a local celebration will take place at a later date.