Violet Lucille Bruns

Violet Lucille Bruns

Violet BrunsViolet Lucille Bruns, age 88 of Walnut Grove, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter after a short illness of influenza and followed by pneumonia.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove.  Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at Walnut Grove Funeral Home with a prayer service at 5:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Wednesday.  Interment will be in the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Slayton.  In lieu of any donations, please send memorials to the American Alzheimer’s Association – Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Violet Lucille Bruns was born February 18, 1931 to Guy Newton and Martha Sophia (Vahlsing) Marlette in Currie, Minnesota.  She was baptized at the Presbyterian Church in Currie and she attended Currie Public Schools.  On September 1, 1951, Lucille married Dick R. Bruns at the Presbyterian Church.  Lucille was a faithful member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove.  She was also a member of the Walnut Grove American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  Later in life, she worked for Walnut Grove Schools as a kitchen aid, until she was 80 years old.  Lucille always kept busy and loved to dance, especially to the polka & waltz.  Her faith and family were very important to her.  Dick and Lucille were inseparable and they loved doing activities together.  Lucille loved baking, especially her Reese’s peanut butter bars and no bake cookies.  She enjoyed cleaning, camping, and playing piano. Lucille was a very nurturing person and always had a smile on her face.

Lucille is survived by her children: Carol (Ron) Bannick of St. Peter, Rich (Joanne) Bruns of Hinckley, Don Bruns of Belle Plaine, and Cari (Jason) Haug of Brandon, SD; grandchildren: Alysha (Rodney) Reed, Nathan (Stacey) Bannick, Emily (Eli) Travaille, Meghan (Alex Hennek) Bannick, Mike (Tina Faur) Bruns, Mark (Jocelyn) Bruns, Katie (Tom) Linden, Matt (Desta Bedor) Bruns, Ben Bruns, Keshia Bruns, Alex (Shannon) Haug, Carter Haug and Taylor Haug; 16 great grandchildren; sister Lois Osborn of Madelia; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 61 years Dick R. Bruns, son David Scott Bruns, siblings Lorraine, Dorthy, Ira, Ervin, William, Doran and Merle.

6 thoughts on “Violet Lucille Bruns”

  1. Gerry & Mary Leonard

    We are so sorry for your loss. Lucille was such a great lady. We always enjoyed visiting with her and Dick. She always teased Gerry about being his babysitter when she was young in Currie.

  2. Lucille and Mom were good friends. I remember lots of times seeing them having a lot of fun. Your family was such great friends and we enjoyed both your mom and dads support and friendship over the years. Condolences to all your family and prayers for helping you with the grief that goes on after the loss of a parent. Hugs to everyone!

  3. Tanya Herder-Davis

    Lucille and Dick where the best neighbors. When my husband was overseas Dick made sure my yard was always mowed. I sure miss them both. I always new if I needed something I could count on them. I was just thinking about Lucille the other day wondering how she was doing. I miss seeing Luciile and Dick sitting under the big tree. They loved to people watch. My condolences to all of your family. Prayers to all during this time of sorrow.

  4. What a lovely we have lost! I so enjoyed working with both Lucille and Dick! When Dick cleaned it was cleaned!! Lucille’s smile was so welcome in the lunch room. My condolences to all of you

  5. Lucille was always such a happy, helpful person at school. She and Dick made it a happy well run place to work. My sympathy to all the family.

  6. Donna "Bruder" Rosin

    Lucille aka Loose Wheels to me was an awesome lady!!! I worked with her serving lunches at Walnut Grove Public School during my junior year of high school. Summer before I moved away to SD, I worked for Dick and Lucille cleaning the school. They were the best ever! Will always be my #1 favorite boss’.
    Always smiling and encouraging. Lucille and Dick are together again helping to brighten up heaven even more!
    I cherish the memories of knowing and spending time with each. God Bless each of you!

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