Eric Eugene Braukmann
Eric Eugene Braukman, 44, a resident of the Banks community died Thursday morning, September 8, 2011 at the Adventist Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland.
Private graveside services will be held at Verboort Catholic Cemetery on Tuesday, September 13, 2011.
A reception and remembrance will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at Visitation Parish Hall; 4285 NW Visitation Rd in Verboort
Eric was born on May 8, 1967 in Hillsboro, OR. He was one of four children born to Eugene “Gene” and Nancy (Verboort) Braukman. He was raised in the Verboort community and attended Verboort Catholic Grade School. He later attended Glencoe High school and graduated with the Class of 1985. While in High school Eric played on the football team and earned himself a football scholarship at San Jose Jr. College which he attended for one term.
Eric was united in marriage to Julie Scherr in September of 1991 in Verboort, OR. Following their marriage they made their home in the Washington County area. They divorced in 2004. Eric met his fiancé, Jodi King, in 2008 through mutual friends. They soon began dating and have been together since 2009.
Following in the family’s occupation Eric was a general contractor and had build homes for over twenty years.
Among his interest he enjoyed the outdoors trail riding his motorcycle and hunting. He was a big tease, enjoyed a good practical joke and was a good story teller. Eric was a good cook with his specialties breakfast and “goulash”.
Survivors include Children; Olivia Braukman of Pullman, WA, Houston Braukman of Banks, OR. his parents; Gene and Nancy Braukman of Cornelius, OR; his Fiancé; Jodi King of Banks, OR, three siblings and their spouses; Tracy and Gary Roe of Hillsboro, OR, Wendy and Randy St Marie of Banks, OR, Dawn Braukman of Cornelius, OR, three step children; Rachel King, Courtney King, Kirsten Watson and her husband Chris and many cousins aunts and uncles.
The family suggests donations in Eric’s name to the Children’s Trust Fund; account #485008084740 at any Bank of America in Oregon.