Date of BirthMay 19, 1948

James Allen Bruns Obituary

Date of BirthMay 19, 1948

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Date of PassingJanuary 16, 2016

James Allen Bruns Obituary

from Denver, Iowa, United States

Date of BirthMay 19, 1948

James Allen Bruns Obituary

Date of BirthMay 19, 1948

619 Views

Date of PassingJanuary 16, 2016

James Allen Bruns Obituary

from Denver, Iowa, United States


James Allen ""Jim"" Bruns, 68, of Waverly, died on Wednesday morning, Nov. 16, 2016 at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo.Jim was born on May 19, 1948, in Waverly, the son of Elmer J. and Glenyce D. (Matthias) Bruns. He was baptized on June 2, 1948, and confirmed on April 15, 1962, at St. John's Lutheran Church – Maxfield. Jim attended the Denver school system, graduating in 1967 from Denver High School. Jim then attended Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo for two years, where he studied auto mechanics. On Sept. 7, 1969, Jim was united in marriage to Carole Lageschulte at St. John's Lutheran Church – Maxfield. On July 8, 1970, Jim was inducted into the U.S. Army and was stationed in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for his basic training. Jim spent a year in Wurzburg, Germany, and on Feb. 9, 1972, Jim was released from active duty, and was transferred to the U.S. Army Reserves, being honorably discharged with the rank of SP4 on July 7, 1976. Jim worked at John Deere, was a school bus driver and grounds custodian and later in custodial/maintenance for the Waverly-Shell Rock Junior High, retiring on April 9, 2012, after 27 years of service.Jim was a faithful member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly. In his spare time Jim enjoyed camping and fishing. But what gave him the most joy was spending time with family and friends, especially his two granddaughters.He is survived by his loving wife, Carole Bruns, of Waverly; two daughters, Melissa (Brent) Meyer, of Fredericksburg, and Michelle Bruns, of Des Moines; his two granddaughters, Isabella and Emily Meyer; his mother, Glenyce Bruns, of Readlyn; a sister, Nancy (Ronald) Kohagen, of Readlyn; his mother-in-law, Alice Lageschulte, of Waverly; his brother-in-law, Wayne (Barb) Lageschulte, of Waverly; sister-in-law, Faithe Lageschulte, of Clarksville; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and special companion, ""Molly"" (his black lab). Jim was preceded in death by his father, Elmer; his brother, David in infancy; grandparents, Louis (Emma) Bruns, John (Minnie) Matthias; father-in-law, Lavern Lageschulte; brother-in-law, Larry Lageschulte; and his special companion ""Sparky"" (his black lab).Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly with the Rev. Nancy Larson officiating. Burial was held in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, with military graveside rites conducted by the Waverly Area Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly and also an hour before services on Saturday at the church. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family, where a memorial direction will be designated at a later date. Online condolences for Jim's family may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family.

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