Braum’s founder dies at 92

Braum’s founder dies at 92
Bill Braum

TUTTLE, Okla. — William Henry Braum, the founder of Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores, died at his home in Tuttle on Monday at age 92.

When Braum was a young boy, he worked at his family’s butter and milk processing plant in Kansas. He grew up to graduate college and continued working in the dairy business with his father. In 1967, he sold the company’s retail stores but kept the farm and dairy herd.

He quickly founded Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores and opened 22 stores across Oklahoma by 1968. He moved the dairy herd to Tuttle, Oklahoma, in 1975.

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The company now has hundreds of stores open across five states.

Braum's Store in Anadarko
Braum's Store in Anadarko