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Gordon Clemence Bruns

September 21, 1937 - November 30, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Gordon Clemence Bruns

Gordon Clemence Bruns

Born: September 21, 1937
Died: November 30, 2019
Age: 82

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Gordon Clemence Bruns, the son of Clemence and Margaret (Westphal) Bruns, was born September 21, 1937 in Baker Township near Paullina, Iowa.  His childhood years were spent in Baker Township near Paullina, where he received his education at Baker Twsp. Country School, graduating from Paullina High School.

     Gordon married Alta Handy on August 29, 1955 at the Presbyterian Church in Paullina, Iowa.  After their marriage, they raised their family in the communities of Paullina and Primghar, Iowa.  They later moved to Royal, Iowa, and later Spencer, Iowa, where they made their home for several years.  Gordon worked as a CNA along with Alta for 19 years at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, where they cared for many elderly residents throughout the years, until their retirement in 2002.  They attended Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer.

     He passed away at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley, Iowa on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the age of 82.  Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alta in 2017; and a son, Bradley in 1977.

     Left to cherish his memory are his children: Bruce Bruns and his wife, Sandy of Sheldon, IA, two daughters: Brenda Japenga and her husband, Dennis of Ruthven, IA and Bridgot Mace and her husband, Mike of Perry, Iowa; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Pastor Jennifer Henry
A.J. Ketelsen
Coltan Ketelsen
Matt Bruns
Keri Kain
Stacey Japenga
Alan Japenga
Kim Kretsinger
Laef Lundbeck
Visitation will begin 5:00 P.M., Thursday with the family present from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday Evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"Amazing Grace"
"One Day At A Time"
"The Old Rugged Cross"
Prairie View Cemetery
Paullina, Iowa
1:30 P.M., Friday, December 6 following the lunch at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer.


Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 8:16 AM
“Dear Bruns family,
I worked with both Gordon and Alta during my 7+ years at St Luke Lutheran Home. They were so very caring of their residents and reliable for work duties. You could always depend on both of them to give their residents the best of care. They also were nice enough to share treats from their garden at potlucks and recipes that I still use. I am sorry for your loss. Mary Galik/RN”
- Mary Galik
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 10:29 AM
“Bruce and family - my deepest condolences. You are all in my prayers today.”
- Michael Schon
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:12 AM
“ Bruce, Sandy, Brenda, Bridget and families, We are so sorry for your loss and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time~ ”
- Valerie and Delbert Dittman
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 11:26 AM
“I Was a neighbor to Gordon, we played workup in softball, went to high school together, He also with his wife Alta worked in Tom's uncles, cafe. I have so many memories of those good old day' s he was so a great friend, may all your memories help you through this difficult time.”
- Tom and Janet LangeT
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 2:18 PM
“Bruce —- My condolences to you and your family ”
- Jon Sorenson
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 2:18 PM
“Gordon was a special guy. Always had something to talk about. Whether you met him on the street or in a building. So sorry for your loss.”
- Bernadine (Bruns) Timmerman
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