In Memory of

Mildred Elizabeth Bruns

January 16, 1916 - November 11, 2017
From: Spencer, IA
Mildred  Elizabeth Bruns

Mildred Elizabeth Bruns

Born: January 16, 1916
Died: November 11, 2017
Age: 101

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     Mildred Elizabeth Bruns, the daughter of William and Cora (Crouch) Douglass was born January 16, 1916 in Hampton, IA. Her childhood years were spent in the Hampton area where she attended school, graduating from Hampton High School. She then attended Iowa State College.

     Mildred married Carl Bruns on December 25, 1936 in Hampton, IA. After marriage, they moved to Sheldon, IA, until moving to Spencer, IA in 1994. She worked as a stay at home mom, taking care of her children. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, PEO Sisterhood and women’s societies and church organizations. She enjoyed reading, spending time with friends and family, and especially Carl for many wonderful years.

     Mildred passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Spencer Hospital at the age of 101. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl; one sister, Wilma Carlson; and one brother, Donald Douglass.

     Left to cherish her memory are her 2 sons, Bill (Sandi) Bruns of Omaha, NE and Jim (Nadine) Bruns of Rohnert Park, CA; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; other relatives; and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Pastor John Syvertson
Ernie Bruns
Keith Koth
Harold Feldkamp
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Funeral Service.
East Lawn Cemetery
Sheldon, Iowa


Monday, November 20, 2017 at 8:01 AM
“Dear Bruns Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a delightful little lady, and I enjoyed getting to know both Carl and her while they were at The Highlands. I will always remember Mildred's smile and positive attitude! - Susan Christensen”
- Susan Christensen
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 3:25 PM
“Cousins Bill and Jim, sending my love!! We always enjoyed having coffee with Aunt Mildred when we visited Iowa. She always had a smile! We will miss that. She had a long, healthy life. Val and I would have liked being there Saturday with your families, but wanted you to know our thoughts will be with you. Blessings to you and your families.”
- Shirley Bruns Cudnoski
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 1:08 PM
“To the family, Just know that we are thinking of you during this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn and yet celebrate a long and wonderful life your mother enjoyed. As ever, my friend, Mert Scholten”
- Mert Scholten
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 3:44 PM
“My sympathies to you all. Carol and Mildred were great neighbors to my parents.”
- Karen Koerselman Rider
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