Branby, William John

Branby, William John

February 23, 1955 – September 22, 2014
William Branby of Northeast Minneapolis, originally of Glenwood, MN, died Monday, September 22 in his home, at the age of 59. Preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Leona; and brother, Jim. He is survived by siblings, Jeannie, Jackie and Howard (Mike). Bill battled throat cancer in his last years, limiting his activities and interests. He loved the outdoors and was especially fond of animals: dogs, cats, birds, hamsters and even snakes. Bill also loved to hunt over his lifetime. An avid reader, he continued to enjoy his passions through novels.  Bill, a warm and friendly person, spent long hours on the phone, connecting with family and friends. His warm smile will be missed as well as those phone calls. A small private memorial for family and close friends will be held at a nature center. Call for details: 651-470-0729.