GENE BRAINARD, 85, of Waukon, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian. Memorial services are at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 403 Bethlehem Dr., Postville, with Rev. Tom Burish presiding. Burial is in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 12 noon Wednesday at the church. The Schluter - Balik Funeral Home in Decorah is assisting the family. Gene's survivors include his wife, Charlene, Waukon; two daughters, Mary Stotts (Randy Barker), Wapello and Margaret Brainard, Waukon; two grandchildren, Cory and Stephanie Stotts; two sisters, Barbara Schori, Chicago, Ill. and Bernice Frederick, Postville; two brothers, Ray (Darlene) Brainard, Marion and Edgar (Shirley) Brainard, Waulon; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Shirley Brainard, Postville, Donna Brainard, Sedalia Mo., Orril Brainard, Fla., David Lensch, Decorah and Mark (Linda) Styve, Waterloo.