Thursday, November 6th, 2008
Arthur Bruening, 83, 7651 North Start-Fort Loramie Road, Yorkshire, died at 2:35 a.m. Nov. 5, 2008, at Hospice of Dayton.
He was born May 6, 1925, to Herman H. and Frances Boeckman Bruening. On April 19, 1947, he married Bertha A. George, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Jim (Becky), Charlotte, N.C., and Joe (Mary), Yorkshire; two daughters, Bernadette (Dwayne) Siekman, Delaware, and Betty Shappie, Versailles; a sister, Marie Gariety, Russia; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, Jake and John; and two sisters, Viola Bulcher and Bertha Schwieterman.
He was a crop farmer and owned and operated Teacups View Dairy Farms. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, North Star, its Men's Society, and the North Star American Legion. He served in the U.S. Navy on the LST 778 in World War II.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial is at the church cemetery with military rites.
Calling is 2-7 p.m. Sunday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry, and 9-10 a.m. Monday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the Versailles Health Care Center or Darke County Hospice.