BRUNS, Gerald 1915-1989
BRUNS, DIRKS, NIELSEN
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Date: 1/4/2016 at 08:38:24
Gerald Bruns Services Held
Gerald Bruns, of Dike, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, at the Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls. He attained the age of 73 years, eight months, and 23 days.
Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Dike, on Friday, April 21, at 2 p.m. Dr. Gary L. Armstrong officiated.
Mrs. Bob C. Johnson sang "How Great Thou Art," and "In The Garden." The accompanist was Mrs. John Paige, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
Casket bearers were Tony Harn, Vernon Cordes, Larry Dufel, Dennis Viet, David Stage, and Craig Kiewiet.
Ushers were Jack Heritage, John Volberding, and John Mulder. Mrs. Lois Doddema, Mrs. John Volberding and Mrs. James Biersner were in charge of the floral arrangements.
Interment was in the Elmwood Cemetery, Dike, where military rites were conducted by the Dike American Legion Post #471.
Gerald D. Bruns was born July 25, 1915, on a farm near Dike in Grundy county. He was the son of Dirk C. and Tillie Dirks Bruns. He grew up near Dike and graduated from the Dike High School in 1933. He was self-employed in the trucking business until he entered the Army and served from 1941 to 1945 during WWII.
On November 6, 1941, Gerald was united in marriage to Lois Nielsen at Glenmora, LA.
After the service, he came back to Dike and worked for Ted Gerdes in the garage for four years. He then worked for the Farmers Co-op for 29 years, from 1951 to 1980, when he retired.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Dike, a member of the Dike Volunteer Fire Dept. for over 50 years, a member of the Grundy County and State Firemen's Associations, the Dike American Legion and the 40 and 8.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Lylas Bruns.
He is survived by his wife, Lois, of dike; one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Art Lupkes, Cedar Falls; and three grandchildren, Amanda, Joshua, and Nicholas.
A memorial fund has been established.
The Dike Funeral Chapel was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 April 1989, pg 10
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