Howard A. Bruns, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was born July 9, 1920, in Morris Mill, Mo., the son of Lewis Arthur and Anna Marie Komer Bruns. He married the former Juanita Willers on April 5, 1946.
He served in the U.S. Army and the National Guard. He was a World War II veteran, a prisoner of war in the Bataan Death March, and served during the time of the Korean War. He was a member of the Elks, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars., Disabled American Veterans, and the National Guard Association. He owned and operated Bruns Garage for many years. He was a member of the First Christian Church, serving as a deacon and board member.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Bruns, of the home; one son, Howard Jeffrey Bruns, of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Robert Bruns, of Pueblo, Colo., one sister, Betty Greenlee, of the state of Wyoming; and one grandson. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Donna Lee Chilcote and Christine Sue Bruns; and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel with Bill Platt and Dave Rorabaugh officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Newton Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m., today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church in care of Evergreen Memorial Chapel, P.O. Box 894, Nevada, MO 64772.