Lorrie M. Bruner
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Lorrie M. Bruner, age 56, of Middle Amana, passed away peacefully, at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, March 9, 2023. Funeral service: 10:00 A.M., Monday, March 13, 2023, at the United Methodist Church, Oxford, with Pastor Terry Beltz officiating. Visitation will be 3 to 7 P.M., Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the United Methodist Church, Oxford. Inurnment will be at a later date at Genoa Bluff Cemetery, rural Ladora. A memorial fund has been established. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lorrie, the daughter of Larry G. and Karen M. (Heitman) Bischof, was born November 3, 1966. She grew up by Watkins and Homestead. Lorrie graduated from Amana High School in 1984. She worked at the Ronneburg, Amana Refrigeration, Colony Inn Restaurant and the Seven Villages, all of Amana as well as Nordstrom, in Cedar Rapids. On June 26, 1993, she married Brian P. Bruner, in Middle Amana. Of this union, they had three children. Lorrie enjoyed baking for her friends and family, gardening, mowing and canning. She loved her faithful animal companions, Bentley, Brady, Precious and Bojangles. Most of all, Lorrie was a devoted wife, mom, grandmother and sister.
Left to cherish her memory, is her husband Brian of 29 years; three children, Kyle, Jordan (fiancé James Tolly) and Justin; three grandchildren, Malik, Mehlani and Apollo; her mother-in-law, Carolee Bruner; siblings, Mike (Susie) Bischof, Michelle (Gary) Wieland, Karee (Terry) Dietrich, Janelle Curry, Susanne Schmuecker, Joye (Alan) Bowers, Roger (Clara) Bruner, Gary Bruner, Ron (Judy) Bruner, Russ (Deb) Bruner, Barb Bruner and Kris Bruner; and many nieces and nephews. Lorrie had many, many friends, but had five really, really, close ones, Kelcy Jasper, Jolene Jones, Sherrie Curry, Joan Braatz and Mike Lint. She was preceded in death by her parents Larry and Karen Bischof, her step-dad, Dave Ramsey, her parents-in-law Robert and Phyllis Bruner, a sister-in-law, Janet Davidson and brothers-in-law, Mike Schmuecker and Sam Curry.
The family would like to thank the staff at the University of Iowa Hospital, Essence of Life Hospice and her sister Joye for taking such good care of Lorrie.