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Eugene Bruns

August 9, 1925 — October 17, 2009

Eugene Bruns

Eugene W. Bruns, 84, of Payne passed away Saturday, October 17th, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Eugene was born in Woodburn, Indiana on August 9, 1925, a son of the late Katie (Helmke) and William Bruns.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard, worked in maintenance at GM Powertrain, Defiance & was a member of Van Wert American Legion Post & Divine Mercy Catholic Parish of Paulding County.

On October 25, 1947 he married Alice Peck, who survives.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Alice; daughters, Theresa (Joe) Lehman of Haviland & Mary (Fritz) Cooper of Garrett, IN; son, William (Karen) Bruns of New Haven, IN; sister, Edna Bruns of Haviland; 10 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren.

Gene's son, Gary, preceded him in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Payne at 10 am on Thursday, October 22nd, with Rev. G. Allan Fillman officiating.

Viewing Wednesday, 2-4 & 6-8 pm with the rosary recited at 8 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne. Viewing is also, Thursday, 9-9:30 am at Dooley's.

He will be laid to rest at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

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