Friday, October 14th, 2011
Margaret A. Bruns, 94, formerly of Egypt, died at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 12, 2011, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.
She was born Sept. 11, 1917, in Maria Stein, to Henry and Lena Hoelscher Rutschilling. On April 23, 1941, she married Clarence Bruns, who died Dec. 17, 1959.
Survivors are her children, Jan (Jim) Slankard, Somerton, Ariz., Lucy (Duane) Barga, North Star, Ruth Bruns, Dayton, Michael Bruns, Fort Loramie, Vicki (Bob) Leimbach, Vermillion, Rita (Leon) Hemmert, Botkins, and Paul (Beck) Bruns, Maria Stein; two sisters, Jeannette Thobe, New Knoxville, and Mary Agnes Boeckman, Coldwater; a sister-in-law, Viola Bruns, Coldwater; 26 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a daughter-in-law, Mary Bruns; sisters and brothers, Louise and Larry Schwartz, Bill and Alma Rutschilling, Ralph Boeckman and Art Thobe; in-laws, Bob and Alvina Bruns, Ray Bruns, Marie and Al Eilerman, and Ed and Norma Bruns.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Egypt, St. Ann's Rosary Altar Sodality and the Knights of St. John Auxiliary, Maria Stein. She retired from Crown Equipment, New Bremen.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery.
Calling is 1-7 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions may be made to the State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.