Allnutt Funeral Service - Macy Chapel

6521 W. 20Th Street, Greeley, CO


Matthew Kristopher Bruning

July 2, 1996July 27, 2019

It is with deepest sorrow that we announce that Matthew Bruning, our most beloved son, brother and friend was taken from us all too soon by a tragic accident on July 27, 2019.

Matty was a graduate of Greeley West High School in May of 2015, where his friends were his family. He was a May of 2019 graduate of University Of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was blessed with the most amazing friends as a Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Matty’s strength, joy and a passion for living drew many to him. If you knew him well or barely at all, you knew you could count on Matty to lend a hand, make you laugh or shoot it to you straight. He was an avid outdoorsman whom you could often find hunting or fishing deep in the heart of Nebraska. Matthew was excited to leave his mark on the cattle and farming industry as he began his new career with his loving mentor and friend, Jason O’Connell.

Matthew was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Greeley, CO.

Matt will be missed everyday by his father Kris Bruning, mother Paula, brother Carter and step-brother Taylor O’Connell, his grandmothers Shareth Bruning and Joanne Genualdi, his nephew Braxton James Bruning; his many aunts, uncles and cousins, all of whom he loved dearly.

We find strength in knowing that Matty was greeted with a giant bear hug by his brother Andrew. He was dearly loved here on earth and now surrounded by love in heaven.

Friends will be received Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at Allnutt Macy Chapel, 6521 W 20th St Greeley, CO. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church; 3000 35th Avenue, Greeley, CO.

Please visit www.allnuttgreeley.com to send condolences to the family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 30, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, August 2, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, August 2, 2019


Matthew Kristopher Bruning

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Mallori Reitz

August 7, 2019

Kris, Paula and family~
I am so saddened and shocked to hear the news of both boys! I just found out and my heart aches for you! I will always remember them as the adorable, ornery boys I had the pleasure to know and care for when they were little! My prayers and love go out to you. May God comfort and strengthen you through this time!

Jan and Carol Williams

August 3, 2019

Dear Kris and Family, we are so sorry for your lost. May God give
you strength to go forward and remember the good memories to carry you through this time. This year has given you so much heartache. May God bless you and help you heal.

Jill & Brad Moline

August 2, 2019

Matt was an enthusiastic worker and a good friend to my boys. 'Bruning' helped us do inventory at our grocery stores. More recently he considered helping at the Cattleman's Ball in our area but went to help at his ranch instead. The SAE brotherhood is strong and they are all feeling the loss of a very special member. Please know that the SAE parents share their son's sorrow.

Lanny & Gayle Duggar

July 31, 2019

Even though we don't know your family like our kids do...(Blesener's) we do know how much your loved by them.
Our hearts grieve for your loss.
Please know our thoughts & prayers are with you today & for the days ahead.

Chuck & Sharon Samway

July 31, 2019

Kris and all Bruning Family
There are no words to express our sadness for you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Chuck & Sharon Samway

Fabio Mattos

July 31, 2019

Bruning family,
I met Matt at the University of Nebraska and it was always a pleasure to interact with him inside and outside the classroom. I remember him as a kind and joyful guy, and it was always easy and fun to talk to him.
My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Fabio Mattos

Curt and Mary Brumbaugh

July 30, 2019

Our sincere condolences for the loss of Matthew. We will be keeping your family in our prayers.
Curt and Mary Brumbaugh

Angie Nelson

July 30, 2019

I am deeply saddened to hear of Matt's passing. He was my student at Heath in 6th grade. He was a good student, hard working, and always with a smile. He played ball with my son Jaxon at GW and could always spare a minute to talk to me, again, always with a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. My he rest in peace. God Bless.

Kari Kozak

July 30, 2019

Bruning family,

I send my sincere condolences. I had both Andrew and Matthew in class in elementary school. My thoughts and prayers go to you.

Kari Kozak

Kristine Cantrell

July 30, 2019

We will always remember the fun and ornery boy with a kind heart. He was a good friend to Trevor and kept in touch even after our move. Praying for Gods comforting love to give peace and strength ~Tracy and Kristine Cantrell