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Wilbur A. Bruning

January 26, 1930 December 23, 2014
Wilbur A. Bruning
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Obituary for Wilbur A. Bruning

Seward - Wilbur A. Bruning, 84 of Seward, died Tuesday, December 23, 2014, in Rockford Memorial Hospital, following a short illness. Born January 26, 1930, in rural Pecatonica, the son of Harm and Edna (Zaedow) Bruning. He attended grade school in the Pecatonica area. Wilbur married Audrey Miller on February 16, 1955, in Freeport. Together, they farmed in the Seward area for over 50 years. Wilbur was a member of the Leaf River Grange. He enjoyed attending thrashing shows with his grandson, and displaying his hit-and-miss engines.

Wilbur is lovingly survived by his wife, Audrey; son, Kenneth Bruning of Rockford; daughter, Diane (Jeff) Ross of Ridott; grandsons, Jason (Alyssa) Ross of Bloomington, and Joel Ross of Ridott; sisters, Lucille Bruning of Pecatonica and Hazel Peters of Freeport; sister-in-law, Loda Bruning of Winnebago; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; brothers, Herman, Leslie and Leroy Bruning; infant sister, Dorothy Bruning; and sister, Lana Weise.

Funeral Information

Service is at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 27, 2014, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago, with visitation from 9:00 a.m. until service time; the Rev. Dale Bowen will officiate. Burial in Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery, Pecatonica.

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