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Melvin E. Bruns

March 25, 1930 May 4, 2019
Melvin E. Bruns
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Obituary for Melvin E. Bruns

Melvin E. Bruns, 89 of Pana passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at his home. He was born March 25, 1930 in Pana to the late Frederick & Anna (Vieback) Bruns. Melvin married Lilly Bernice Davis on June 29, 1951 in Pana and she preceded him on February 22, 2000.
Melvin lived his entire life in the Pana area, except for the time he was serving his country overseas in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Upon returning to Pana he spent his years working as a farmer. He was a member of the United In Faith Church, National Rifle Association and the Christian County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed trapping, fishing and hunting.
Melvin is survived by his children: Michael (Noela) Bruns, Shelbyville, Larry (Rebecca) Bruns, Pana, Gary (Brenda) Bruns, Pana, Russell Bruns, Taylorville, Brenda Presnell (Charles Davis), Pana, Gregg (Maureen “Moe”) Bruns, Rosamond; grandchildren: Aaron (Becky) Bruns, Daniel Bruns, Bradley (Heidi) Bruns, Eric (Kata) Bruns, Jeni (Trent) Karnes, Tonia (Marcus) Huntley, Sarah Presnell, Megan Presnell, David Bruns, Courtney Plappert, Cassie Plappert; 14 great grandchildren; brother Robert (JoAnn) Bruns, Pana and sister-in-law Winona “Noni” Bruns. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lilly Bruns, 4 grandchildren in infancy, brothers Frederick Bruns, Jr., Donald Bruns and Ralph Bruns.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM in Linwood Cemetery with Rev. Robert Russell officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Pana Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorials in Melvin’s honor may be made to the Pana Community Hospital Foundation for Quad County Hospice or Pana Veterans Honor Guard.


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Graveside

Wednesday

8

May

2:00 PM 5/8/2019 2:00:00 PM
Linwood Cemetery

2567-2571 E 250 North Rd
Pana, IL 62557

Linwood Cemetery
2567-2571 E 250 North Rd Pana 62557 IL
United States

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Linwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

2567-2571 E 250 North Rd
Pana, IL 62557

2567-2571 E 250 North Rd Pana 62557 IL
United States
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