Obit: Bruner, Bonietta J. (1933 - 2019)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Barg, Beckwith, Bruner, Capacio, Crouch, Hahn, Hanson, Hayter, Kenter, Pieper, Swoverland, Walsh, Zandi

----Source: The Nash-Jackan Funeral Home (Bruce, Ladysmith, WI) 1/24/2019

Bruner, Bonietta J. (Pieper) (3 OCT 1933 - 22 JAN 2019)

Bonietta J. (Pieper) Bruner, 85 of Ladysmith, WI, died Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at her home.

She is survived by 3 daughters: Geneva & Terry Hanson of Marinette, WI, Janet & Nelson Kenter of Missoula, MT, Paula & Dennis Capacio of Cambridge, WI; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Iona Hayter of Sparta, WI, Mercill & Charles Crouch of Fern Park, FL; 3 sisters-in-law: Sharon Pieper, Marlene Beckwith of Redwood Falls, MN, Edna & Rich Walsh of Clive, IA; nieces; nephews; cousins and honorary children: Stacy and Jeff Swoverland, Shelly Barg and Lisa Hahn.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ladysmith with Rev. Craig Zandi officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, February 1st from 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at the Nash - Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith and again on Saturday morning at the church from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church, the Women With Courage Foundation, Hope Hospice or the charity of one's choice.


----Source: The Ladysmith News (Ladysmith, WI) 1/24/2019

Bonietta J. (Pieper) Bruner passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born Oct. 3, 1933, in Winona, Minn., daughter of Harry and Viola Pieper. She was baptized on Feb. 11, 1934, at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Fountain City, and confirmed July 6, 1947, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Stoddard. She graduated from Viroqua High School in 1951. After graduation she went to Washington, D.C. and worked for the FBI in the fingerprint department.

While working in Washington, D.C. she met a young sailor from Spooner. Bonietta and Derald Bruner were married on Sept. 18, 1954, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Stoddard. They raised three daughters, Geneva (Terry) Hanson, Janet (Nelson) Kenter, and Paula (Dennis) Capacio.

Bonietta was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, VBS teacher, choir member, LWML member, Ladies Aide member and enjoyed the quilting committee. She was the church secretary for 11 years.

Volunteering was an important part of her life, and she was recently honored for her thousands of volunteer hours. She was active in various activities and committees: hair care, singing and Auxiliary at the Ladysmith Care Community, and selling daffodils for the American Cancer Society. She was an avid bowler, Wheel of Fortune watcher, and member of the local TOPS club where she maintained KOPS status for many years.

Besides her daughters, she is survived by her sisters, Iona Hayter and Mercill (Charles) Crouch; sisters-in law, Sharon Pieper, Marlene Beckwith and Edna (Rich) Walsh; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; honorary children, Shelly Barg, Lisa Hahn, Stacy Swoverland and Jeff Swoverland and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers and three brothers-in-law.

Special thanks to Dr. Dean Delmastro, Robyn Smith PA and their staff for their caring and support, Hope Hospice staff who were always available to care for Bonietta and her family, especially Missy, Chris, Deb, Penny, Karen and Nancy. We have felt the love and support from all of her friends and church family and thank them for the cards, calls and delicious food.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home and 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ladysmith with Pastor Craig Zandi officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Ladysmith. The family is being assisted by Nash-Jackan Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hope Hospice, Women with Courage, St. John’s Lutheran Church or a charity of your choosing.



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