Lester A. Bruns

Born: Tue., Jan. 24, 1928
Died: Fri., Sep. 29, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 03, 2017
Location: Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home- Nokomis Location

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Wed., Oct. 04, 2017
Location: St. Louis Catholic Church

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Lester A. Bruns, 89, of Nokomis, IL, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:15 A.M. at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

Lester was born on January 24, 1928 in Ohlman, a son of the late Andrew Christ & Ruth Rue (Wright) Bruns.

Lester was veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict.

He graduated high school and was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis, IL.  He was a member of the Nokomis A.F. & A.M. #456 for 55 plus years, member of the Nokomis Rotary Club for 57 years, the Traveler’s Association for 50 plus years & long time member of the Waples-Bauer Post 94, American Legion and was the commander in 1954 & 1955. Lester was just featured in the Free Press Progress last week for his dedicated service to the city of Nokomis.

Mr. Bruns married the former Doris Marie Mindrup on October 26, 1947 in Nokomis, IL and she preceded him in death in February of 1997.

Lester is survived by his children, Marsha Elaine Fuiten of Pawnee & David Wayne Bruns of Longmont, CO; grandchildren, Christopher Blades & Andrew Fuiten & Jennifer Fuiten; great-grandchildren, Kista & Michelle Blades, Elise Fuiten & Easton Hooper; sister, Dorothy (Jerry) Crow of Nokomis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Murray Coling, Annabelle Glavish, Elaine Batorson & Betty Jane Bruns at 3 years old.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis.  Father Dan WIllenborg will preside. Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 5 until 7:00 P.M. at the Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home in Nokomis with Masonic  rites at 7:00 p.m. Military Rites will be by the Waples-Bauer Post 94, Nokomis American Legion at Calvary Cemetery in Nokomis, IL.

Memorials suggested to Shriners Childrens Hospital and St. Louis School.

The Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home in Nokomis is in charge of arrangements. To view the online obituary and leave condolences, please visit stiehldawsonfh.com

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   Posted Sat September 30, 2017
Thanks for your service in Korea, Our bus driver, Restaurantand Clothing store. Most of all thanks to you and your fellows soldiers for your many years of Honor Guard at funerals .

Tonya Smith
   Posted Sun October 01, 2017
Sympathy and hugs to all the family. When I think of Lester, I smile as he always had a joke to share and was good at making others smile. He enjoyed life to the fullest! May your memories bring you all some comfort during this difficult time.

Janice Jones
   Posted Sun October 01, 2017
To Lester's family and to Mary,

Please accept our deepest sympathy. Lester (and Mary) was a part of our family at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Fillmore and encouraged all of us to live our lives to the fullest. We so enjoyed the time we spent together.

Janice and Jerry Jones

Dane Cox
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017


Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. Love, your IGT Family

Recenia Tucker
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
Marsha I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how close you and your dad were. I loved hearing you talk about him all the time. Please know my heart is with you. Love you Cina

   Posted Tue October 03, 2017

Alaya Preschool
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
Lester's son David has been a wonderful employee at Alaya Preschool in Boulder, Colorado for many years. The love David had and has for his father has always been heartwarming to the people he works with. May love be the healing power in this time of both sorrow of Lester's passing and the celebration of his life. The Staff of Alaya Preschool

Bob Berns
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
I am so grateful to have known Lester. He was always a kind, generous and inspiring man. It was an honor to be affiliated with him on the NSB board. Most of all, I regarded him as my friend.

Kira Propst
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
To Lester's family and Mary:

I had the privilege of getting to know Lester on his many trips to the square in Taylorville. He would stop by the office to chat, share stories or deliver citrus fruit for the Rotary Club. We always looked forward to Lester's visits and his genuine interest in what was going on in our lives. I'm glad I had to opportunity to get to know him in the few years we were acquainted. My condolences to his family.

Kira Propst

Roger & Irma Waddington
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
Our sympathy to the Bruns Family and Mary.

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