OBITUARY

Andrew James Bruning

June 24, 1994January 17, 2019
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Andrew James Bruning, 24, of Greeley, Colorado passed away on January 17, 2019. Andrew was born June 24, 1994 in Greeley, Colorado to Kris and Paula Bruning.

Andrew grew up in Greeley, and graduated from Greeley West High School in 2013. He was an avid athlete, and played football and baseball throughout his years.

Andrew is survived by his parents, Kris Bruning and Paula Bruning, both of Greeley; brothers, Matthew Bruning of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Carter Dale Bruning of Greeley; grandmothers Shareth Bruning and Joanne Genualdi; and son, Braxton James Bruning.

Andrew lived a big life full of tenacity and strength. His son Braxton and his mother, Jenea, made him want to overcome challenges in his life and not give up. Igniting a room with laughter was a natural gift; and his friends and family would agree that life with Andrew was never boring. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Celebration of Life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Greeley, January 23, 2018 at 11am. Interment will take place on Saturday, January 25, 2019 at 2:30 pm at the Bruning Public Cemetery in Bruning, Nebraska. The family will hold a fellowship luncheon at 11:30 am that day at the Centennial Lutheran Church in Superior, Nebraska.

Memorial contributions may be made to Greeley West High School Football Program in care of Allnutt - Macy Chapel, 702 13th Street, Greeley, CO 80631

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  • Greeley West High School Football Program

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, January 26, 2019
REMEMBERING

Andrew James Bruning

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Kimberley Stewart

January 23, 2019

Thank you for being my nephew and letting me continue to be your aunt. You’ve always been welcome in my home
and my heart. I’m so sorry that you struggled and couldn’t find your way.

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Romans 8:18

Your pain ended, but it will continue with everyone that loved you. Until we see you again, our hearts will never be the same.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. He saves those whose spirits have been crushed. Psalm 34:18

Love you Andrew

Hanna Shelden

January 23, 2019

Memory Lane with Andrew 💕

We met through Triple Crown Basketball with all the boys. Moving in to high school y’all played together on D Team... built a foundation of athletes. On to Football and baseball. In FFA or Ag mechanics, you always fought to put a smile on Kelly Longacre’s face, no matter how serious something was. To dodgeball during weights class in the wrestling room. To math class with coach Torres, he for some reason always put you at my table. We had lots of fun in class, lots of laughs. And if you felt weird vibes you did anything to cheer people up! I’ll never forget from class... “You just gotta be happy Mannnnnn, it’s easier.” You were always joking around to get you through class faster. Always talking about football this and baseball that. It never got boring. You will be missed my DEAR FRIEND! I hope you share your laughter, outgoing, big heart & happy go lucky vibes to show us you are near. REST EASY FRIEND, until next time 🙏🙏 PRAYERS to the BRUNING FAMILY.

Adam Ide

January 23, 2019

I went to West with Andrew, but didn't know him that well. Nevertheless, I was still very sad and shocked to hear of his passing. I remember in a class during our freshman year he gave a presentation on how he wanted to become a professional bowler when he grew up. The entire Ide family sends our deepest condolences to the Bruning family. Rest in peace, Andrew.

Kevin and Charlotte (Vetch) Endorf

January 21, 2019

My dad died last month but he thought of Andrew's great grandmother Vi like another mother. He came from SD on a combine crew. Vi had a party for them at her home in Belvidere. Mom died in 2014 but went to school with Andrew's Grandfather Jim. I remember going to Superior as a kid to visit as Andrew's dad was the same age as my siblings. I am the oldest of the four. Andrew's a year younger than our own son so reading this was like a punch in the gut. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. I am certain Vi, Jim, Dad and Mom have welcomed him to heaven and he's living out the song "Awesome God".

Doug Erler

January 21, 2019

Kris and Paula, our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Our son, Brian played club basketball and baseball with Andrew years ago [and two seasons of city football, Kris, you were a great coach!]. We all recall how fantastic an athlete Andrew was! And an even better spirit. Brian told us of a memory that stays with him today. At high school graduation, he remembers Andrew coming up to him, giving him a big 'ol bear hug, and "saying we did it dude!" Our hearts are heavy, and may our thoughts and prayers be with you.

Michael & Pam Herman

January 21, 2019

Kris, Paula and family,

We cannot put words to your loss. Andrew was a remarkable person and human being. God be with you and your family through this difficult time.

Terry &Stacey Frank

January 20, 2019

Kris and Paula we are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed getting to know all of you back in the days of Gold Crown basketball and freshman year with basketball and football. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

sue edick

January 20, 2019

Paula and Kris,
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family during this terrible time. With Love, Doug and Sue Edick

Mark Roggy

January 20, 2019

During a very trying time for our football team I will never forget moving Andrew to Quarterback his Senior year. He had been one of the best Receivers in or league. I never heard one negative word or actions that would hurt anyone else on the team. All he did was poor his heart out for his brothers! It is that spirit and care for others that I will always remember! Here is a young man who is an example of a great teammate! I thank God I had the honor of coaching him!!
Mark Roggy

Jerry & Cindy Luft

January 19, 2019

We loved Andrew. Helped him out and enjoyed his company. He was always so happy and fun to be with. Had some great times. Alot of laughter and enjoyable times. He will be very missed.

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