OBITUARY

Dr. John Clarence Bruns DC

January 17, 1950February 1, 2012

Dr. John C. Bruns DC, age 62, of Sheboygan passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at St. Nicholas Hospital. He was born on January 17, 1950 in Madison to Clarence and Harriett (McTaggart) Bruns. Growing up in Madison he was part of the family business, Bruns Volkswagon Dealership Inc., founded by his late father Clarence H. Bruns. His Grandfather the late Henry Bruns started the original Bruns Garage Inc. in 1913. While in Madison John enjoyed success while participating in hockey, golf, and fast-pitch softball. John was a graduate of Madison East High School, Class of 1968; University of Wisconsin- Madison, Class of 1972; and Palmer College of Chiropractic, Class of 1976. On September 7, 1973 John was united in marriage to Jeanne Kennedy also of Madison. In addition to Jeanne, his wife of thirty-eight years, John is survived by a son, John Kennedy (Kelli) Bruns; five daughters, Haley (Matthew) Weygandt, Heidi (Joshua) Carmack, Hilari (Jeffrey) Rottier, Hannah (Eric) Schroeder and Havalyn Bruns (Alex Oman); and fourteen grandchildren, Ben, Max, Quinn, Everett, Isaac, Nolan, Jack, Cillian, Parker, Patrick, Clare, Emerson, Sydney, Roscoe and fifteenth grandchild due in March; four sisters, Marge Rietveld, Claire Rossow, Lucy Mangini, and Mary Stubblefield; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents; a son, James Kendall Bruns; two brothers, Kendall (Lorraine) and Robert Bruns; three sisters, Betty Dollard, Janice Zimmerman, and Carol Weber; three nephews, Tom Bruns, Timothy Weber, and Rick Zimmerman; and Niece, Jane Osborn. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., February 8, 2012 at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. Rev. Rob Sizemore, Pastor of Calvin Christian Reformed Church, will officiate. A time of visitation and support will be held at Ballhorn Chapels on Tuesday from 5:00–7:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. John will always be remembered for the way he loved his family and for the 36 years of serving the Sheboygan Community with his abilities and dedication to the Chiropractic profession. Improving people’s lives in and out of his practice was his lasting purpose in life. Most importantly, John will be remembered for the genuine gift of selfless love he so readily shared. John’s family would like to express their appreciation to Julie, Marie, Kathey, Karen, Carol, Marietta and Lori. John always referred to them as the “Best Staff in Town”. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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Eymard, Clemente, Anthony Flores

April 6, 2012

We miss you Dr. Bruns :( we just found out about this and are really upset to have lost such a wonderful person. Our heart go out to the family :'( You are greatly missed :'(

Pfarrer Family

February 22, 2012

Mrs. Bruns, Hannah and family, you and your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Debi Doyle

February 15, 2012

Jeannie, Haley, Heidi, Hilari, Hannah,
John and Havalyn - You are all on my mind and in my prayers. It was so nice
to see all of you last week. Stay strong, keep the faith and sing the songs that Dad/John loved to hear.
Friends always,
Debi Doyle

Hilari Rottier

February 14, 2012

I miss you Dad.

Gary Gagnon

February 9, 2012

John was a very special person who touched the lives of many.
Our Family (Judy,Travis,Tara, and I) would like to extend our deep condolences to you and your family.
He will be deeply missed by many.
May God Bless and keep you in these tough times.

Jerri Decker Greenberg

February 9, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Bruns' passing. He was a special man and will truly be missed. Sending love and prayers to the family and office staff. No doubt he heard, "Well done, good and faithful servant."

Mark(Red) Scoville

February 8, 2012

"If we are lucky, we find a place special to us. Even though it may change with time, if we love it deeply enough, there is a part of it within us to the end."
I feel that this expresses the way that John felt about The Farm. He once told me that this was his little piece of Heaven, as it is for all of us that hunt there. His presence will be missed, but the memories of past hunts will make it a little more bearable. He was a great friend, and Sam and I will miss him dearly. - Red and Samie okley

Mark(Red) Scoville

February 8, 2012

"If we are lucky, we find a place special to us. Even though it may change with time, if we love it deeply enough, there is a part of it within us to the end."
I feel that this expresses the feelings that John had towards The Farm. He once told me, that it was his piece of Heaven. He will be greatly missed but the memories of past hunts, will make his absence a little more bearable. He was a great friend.
- Red

Greg Gottsacker

February 8, 2012

Dear Mrs. Bruns and kids, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I feel honored to have known your dad. I have great memories of him and your familiy together. He raised an incredible family. My condolences to you, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Greggy Gottsacker

Irene Ruiz and family

February 8, 2012

Jeanne and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of Dr. Bruns. He will be missed. We were patients of him for 33 years. We loved him like he was part of the family. He was always there for us. He will always be in our prayers. REST IN PEACE DR.BRUNS

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