Wayne Carter Brahaum, 85, of Nashville, died Monday morning, March 7, 2016, at his residence.
Born Sept. 12, 1930, in Indianapolis, he was son of Vora Mae (Reese) Brahaum and Albert C. Brahaum. He temporarily served in the U.S. Army until it was determined he was only 15. In his younger years he also was employed as a concrete truck driver, then a chauffeur at the Job Corps at Camp Atterbury. In 1968 he switched careers and became a deputy sheriff with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department until retiring in 1992. After retirement he worked as a security officer, first at the Monroe County Justice Building in Bloomington and later at Bloomington Hospital until finally retiring in 2010.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Mask) Brahaum of Nashville; his children, Steve (Donna) Brahaum of Nashville, Robyn (John) Hutchison of Unionville, Jeff (Jennifer) Brahaum of Brooklyn, Melissa (Steve) Wallace of Bloomington, Michael (Diane) Peaslee, of Morgantown, Randy (Bonnie) Peaslee of Columbus, Mike (Tina) Aycock and Denise (Greg) White, both of Nashville; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents; and sisters, Alberta Wamsley and Patricia Finch.
The funeral service will be conducted at noon Thursday, March 10, at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1682 State Road 135 North in Nashville with Earl Piper officiating.
Burial will follow in Goshen Cemetery in Brown County.
Friends can visit the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, and from 11 a.m. to service time March 10 at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Brown County E.M.T. Association, P.O. Box 546, Nashville, IN 47448.
Online condolences can be given at BondMitchellFuneralHome.com.