Monday, November 13th, 2017
Robert E. Bruns, age 87, of Cranberry Prairie, Ohio died Friday, November 10, 2017 at his home.
He was born January 13, 1930 to the late Ernest & Alvina (Schwieterman) Bruns in Cranberry Prairie. On October 7, 1950 he married Florence (Richard) and she survives in Cranberry Prairie.
He is also survived by children: Mike & Mary Bruns of Chickasaw, Jim & Ellen Bruns of Celina, Dave & Judy Bruns of Celina, Dan & Martha Bruns of Coldwater, Steve & Julie Bruns of Conover, Jerry & Cindy Bruns of St. Henry, Randy & Rosie Bruns of Coldwater and Nanette & Jerry Stachler of Celina; 28 grandchildren; 61 great grandchildren; siblings: Dennis Bruns of Cranberry Prairie and Judy & Edgar Bills of Montezuma; in-laws: Lillie Bruns of Cranberry Prairie, Theresa & Ben Arkenberg of Ft. Loramie, Gene & Dorothy Richard of Versailles and Ruth Richard of McCartyville.
He is preceded in death by siblings: John Bruns and Jean Fortman; and in-laws Bob Fortman, Betty Bruns, Marie & Gene Farrer, Floyd & Toni Richard, Cletus & Evelyn Richard, Rita & Ray Fullenkamp, Leroy & Dorothy Richard, Mary & Pete Ecabert, Bob & Wilma Richard, Paul Richard and Rosemary & Tom Cordonnier.
He was a lifetime member of St. Francis Catholic Church, and the Maria Stein Knights of St. John. Bob founded R.E. Bruns Construction in 1951, known today as Bruns Construction Enterprises. He enjoyed family, mission trips to Haiti, piloting his plane, fishing, following NASCAR and the Cleveland Browns.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at St. Francis Church, Cranberry Prairie. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 8 pm Tuesday and 9:30 to 10:30 am Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater.
Memorials may be made to the C.PP.S. missions or Masses. Condolences may be expressed at hogenkampfh.com.