Robert Lewis Bruner

July 29, 1930November 29, 2012

Robert L. “Bob” Bruner, 82, of Greencastle passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2012.

He was born on July 29, 1930 in Greencastle to Lawrence E. Bruner and Sarah E. Kendall Bruner.

Bob was a graduate of Greencastle High School and a Veteran of the U.S Navy, serving during the Korean War.

He attended Hanna Street Baptist Church, was a member of the American Legion, the Putnam County Sheep Breeders Association and the Columbia Sheep Breeders Association.

He had been employed at Black Lumber, Home Laundry, IBM and Wal-Mart Distribution. Many summer vacations were spent with his family at the Putnam County and Indiana State Fairs. He took great pride in raising and showing Columbia sheep, receiving many awards at the local, state and national levels throughout the years. One of the top accomplishments was winning the Supreme Champion Ewe at the Kentucky State Fair in 1998. Bob was a lifelong member of 4-H, and instilled those values in his family which has become a family tradition. He enjoyed following his grandchildren’s 4-H activities during their 4-H careers. Bob and his family were named 1970 Putnam County Sheep Family of the year. In 2000, Bob received the highest honor from the Indiana Sheep Breeders Association, the Oren Wright Award. His final activity at the state fair was being the oldest Barn Boy in the Sheep Barn. A gifted and talented wood worker, Bob used his gift to build many structures with family and friends, including the Store House Church in Greencastle. His parents; and his three brothers, Chester, Ralph and Jim preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Jean; three children, David W. Bruner and wife Terry, Janet L. Hutcheson and husband Keith, and Dale A. Bruner; four grandchildren, Jared K. Hutcheson and wife Amanda, Jill S. Hutcheson, Brock M. Bruner and wife Tracey, and Brier M. Bruner and fiancée Mike Irk; and three great-grandchildren, Garrett Hutcheson, Hadleigh Hutcheson and Carly Bruner. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11 A.M. at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, with Pastor Patrick Smith officiating. Interment with Honors will follow at Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 2 to 6 P.M. at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 3, 2012

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December 4, 2012

"May God's love and strength lift you and your family up at this time. A time to celebrate, remember and honor a child of God who touched so many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Dick Shuck

December 3, 2012

We wish to express my sympathy to the family.

Sandra (Quinnette) Foster
Linda (Quinnette) Sweet

Hollie Bunn

December 3, 2012

Thinking of you and your family Dave

Liz and Cline Jensen

December 3, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Paul Willhouse

December 3, 2012

Bob & Jean lived in the condo next to me at Bretland Ridge. I already knew Jean from when she was a cook at Tzouanakis School. Bob was very friendly and fun to visit with. I would leave a house key with them when I was gone on vacation. I knew everything would be looked after. Bob was a very good neighbor and will be missed. Jean is very special as well.

Charlotte Purdue-Wilson

December 1, 2012

Our prayers and thoughts are with you Jeanie and family.

John & Debbie Greene

December 1, 2012

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Bruner Family. May your Memories bring you comfort. John & Debbie Greene

Patricia Page-Tyree

December 1, 2012

My prayers are with the Bruner Family. I will always remember Bob's smile and how friendly and kind he was to everyone! Heaven has a new Angel!

Nancy Lyon-Zimmerman

December 1, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

November 30, 2012

What a wonderful man Bob was, I will always remember his smile. I thank God that He brought this friend into my life. Carol (Boggess) Deom