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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
Elizabeth Bruns
Elizabeth "Betty" M. Bruns, 97, 1005 Emerald Ave., Coldwater, died at 8:40 a.m. Feb. 1, 2010, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.
She was born Oct. 29, 1912, in St. Henry, to Henry B. and Rosa Sophia Minges Schrage. On Sept. 29, 1934, she married Clarence J. Bruns, who died in 1984.
Surviving are two sons, Jerome (Barbara) Bruns, Sarasota, Fla., and Frederick (Barb) Bruns, Vail, Ariz.; two daughters, Marilyn (James) Wilson, Fairfield, Calif., and Diana Otterbacher, Hebron, Ill.; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son-in-law, Robert Otterbacher; two brothers, Henry and Charles Schrage; and a sister, Carolyn Valentine.
She was a homemaker, a secretary for several local organizations and the presiding judge at the election polls for many years. A 1930 graduate of St. Henry High School, she was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater. She also was a member of St. Ann's Rosary Altar Sodality, St. Cecelia Knights of St. John, Community Hospital Auxiliary and the American Red Cross.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Richard Walling officiating. Burial is at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to the American Red Cross, Celina.
Condolences can be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.
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