Charles Sven Brune
February 11, 1943 – July 30, 2019
Charles Sven Brune born Feb. 11, 1943 in Dayton, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on July 30, 2019. A Memorial Gathering will be held in his honor on Monday, August 12, 2019 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00pm at Shannon Funeral Chapel in Ft. Worth, TX. The family has suggested that tropical or Hawaiian attire would be appropriate for this occasion. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lena and Gunnar Brune and son Brian Todd Brune. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years Janet, daughter Jennifer Williams (Terry) , son Kris Brune (Amy) and grandchildren, Tyler, Addison, Rylan, Camden; step granddaughters Avery and Gabby, and brother-in-law, Gary Greenhaw and children. Chuck's first years were in Dayton living with his mother and her parents', the Dixon's while his father finished his duty in WWII. After that they lived in Wisconsin while his dad pursued his geology profession. When Chuck was 5 years old they moved to Ft. Worth, Texas and Chuck became a dyed in the wool Texan. Even though he went to Texas Tech after finishing high school, he was a devoted fan of The University of Texas. It was in high school that he came to love cars and especially fast cars, which allowed him to become a great mechanic with the help of his best friend's father. He had fond memories of those times and continued to work on cars to get them up and racing. After a couple years of college Chuck decided to join the Navy like his father. Even though it was during the Viet Nam War he loved his time in the Navy and loved traveling to Japan and other areas oversea. Not only did he see parts of the world he may not have without the Navy, Chuck also made lasting friends that he and his wife stayed in touch with to this day! More than his cars and traveling, he loved his children and grandchildren. He loved taking them on camping trips to the mountains and family trips to the beach. He helped coach their soccer teams when they were young and wouldn't miss any of their games unless he was working. The young grandchildren will miss him catching them in his bear traps. He retired after 20 years from Six Flags Over Texas when we discovered he had lymphoma. For the most part he enjoyed his work there and also developed lasting friendships with his coworkers. He had such a strong work ethic that in rehab he would wake up wanting to get ready for work then realize he was retired. Those were fun years too. Chuck was very proud of his heritage. His paternal grandfather and grandmother were both from Stockholm, Sweden and as young adults moved to Ohio. His grandfather's real name was Sven Svenson but changed his name to Sven Brune so it would be easier to pronounce. He always talked about changing it back to Svenson but didn't want to dishonor his grandfather. So to keep the name going, it is a name shared with Chuck's son and grandsons. Chuck will be missed dearly by family and friends. The many good times and laughter will forever live in our hearts! His family will always dearly remember his favorite words " Bite Me"!! Laugh Out Loud!!
- Janet Brune, Wife
- Jennifer and husband, Terry Williams, Daughter
- Kris and wife Amy Brune, Son
- Gary Greenhaw and Children, Brother-in-law
- Gunnar Brune, Father (deceased)
- Lena Brune, Mother (deceased)
- Brian Todd Brune, Son (deceased)
- and grandchildren; Tyler, Addison, Rylan, Camden and step-granddaughters Avery and Gabby.
- Memorial Gathering Monday, August 12, 2019