Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
Complete Obituary
Alice Bruns
  Alice Joan Bruns, 80, of Rockford, died at 11:20 a.m. Dec. 7, 2009, at The Laurels of Shane Hill Nursing Home, Rockford.
She was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Rockford to Otto Linn and Nora Stover Linn. On May 13, 1950, she married Ralph L. Bruns, who died April 2, 1996.
Surviving are four sons, Michael (Vickie) Bruns, Rockford, Joe (Dianna) Bruns, Celina, Kenny (Lydia) Bruns, Howard City, Mich., and Ronald (Kerri) Bruns, Bluffton, S.C.; five daughters: Linda (Chuck) Jones , Grand Ledge, Mich., Deb (Mark) Grove, Woodville, Diane (Jim) Arn, Grover Hill, Michelle (Neil) Field and Leigh Ann (Craig) Osborn, all of Rockford; two brothers, Gene (Doradean) Linn of Florida, and Robert (Beatrice) Linn, Rockford; a sister, Janet (Chuck) Heureux, Indian Lake; a sister-in-law Joyce Linn, Ohio City; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two infant sons, James and Jonathon Bruns; two brothers, Herman and Paul Linn; and a sister, Ethel Longsworth.
She was a prep cook for many years at the Motor Inn Family Restaurant in Mercer.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Teresa's Catholic Church, Rockford, the Rev. Tom Brenberger officiating. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford.
Contributions can be made to St. Teresa Catholic Church.
Condolences can be sent to ketchamripleyfh@embarqmail.com.
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