Louis R. Bruns, 88, of 2641 Goettemoeller Road, Maria Stein, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
He was born on July 24, 1923, in St. Rose, to Charles and Anna (Meier) Bruns, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 8, 1948, he married Mary Evelyn Schmitmeyer, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 15, 1989.
He is survived by his children, Mary Jane (Charles) Hileman of Celina, Shirley (Roger) Schlater of Versailles, Martha (Rich) Schmackers of St. Henry, David (Joyce) Bruns of St. Henry, Stan (Mary Lou) Bruns of Maria Stein, Linda (Doug) Watercutter of St. Henry and Louis Jr. (Cathy) Bruns of Maria Stein; 29 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law.
He was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren; a brother; three sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Rose Catholic Church in St. Rose, with the Rev. Thomas Brenberger officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.
Condolences may be made at Hogenkampfh.com.