Phillip (Phil) E. Braun, or known as “Flipper” or “Flips” to most, a nickname given as a young man for skinny dipping at night with his friends, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at his home. He was 72 years old.
He grew up in Roseville and graduated from Kellogg High School in Little Canada. He worked at Taystee Bakery in St. Paul and RMS as a machinist for many years before becoming self-employed.
He was a simple, friendly man who would strike a conversation with everyone he encountered and was always there for good fun with a witty comeback to keep you on your toes. He loved fishing and helping at pig roasts any chance he could get. He also loved and played many sports. His great achievements were displayed by the many trophies found in the basement of the home he built in Lino Lakes including 300 score bowling games and winning golf and softball tournaments. His retirement was filled with ‘living free’ with travels of full time RV’ing across the country.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Genevieve; father, Raymond; and brothers, John, Roger and Mark.
He is survived by his longtime partner, Lynda; sister, Pam; children, Angie, Joe and Becky; and grandchildren, Derek and Logan.
A ‘Gone Fishing Send Off’ will be held to enjoy friends, family, laughter and stories starting at 3:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 at the American Legion 7731 Lake Drive, Lino Lakes, MN 55014.
Everyone is welcome who knew Phil or the family.
Arrangements by Methven Funeral and Cremation Services-Dresser Methven Chapel, Mora, Minnesota www.methvenfuneralhome.com.