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Service Information
St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, MN
Friday, January 9, 2015
3:30 PM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael, MN
Thursday, January 8, 2015
4-8 PM

Bruner, Michael George Jr., age 77, of St. Michael, was born in Cold Spring, MN and died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Jan. 6, 2015.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Rita; son Brian (Linda); loving grandchildren Amy (fiance Nick Ellis) and Michael; sister Lorraine Hentges.

He is preceded in death by parents Michael Sr. and Clara; brothers Bob, Lloyd and Ervin.

Mike served in the U.S. Navy and a 39 year member of IBEW Local 292. He was active in the Knights of Columbus, St. Michael Catholic Church and was an advocate for the St. Michael Catholic School where he enjoyed teaching children to play cribbage. Mike valued education and was a member of the St. Michael Endowment. He loved his faith, his wife, family, friends, community and sports. Special thank-you to Heartland Hospice and Synergy Home Care. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the St. Michael Catholic Endowment Fund.

Visitation will be Thurs., Jan. 8 from 4-8 p.m at The Peterson Chapel in St. Michael.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Fri., Jan. 9 at 3:30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the Mass at St. Michael Catholic Church, 11300 Frankfort Parkway, St. Michael, MN.

Interment in the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Karen (Raab) Kobylinski

    Brian, Linda and family;
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Cherish the memories. They will help get you through. Sending lots of hugs.

  2. Carol Ley

    Hi Rita; I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was a special person. We were lucky to have him in our lives all these years. So many good memories.

  3. Jerry Dunn

    I and the community have lost one of our finest. This man was your friend as soon as he met us. We will miss him.

  4. Dave Bell

    Joan and I have the family in our prayers. It was so nice to have a visit with Mike and Rita last week in their home. I will NEVER forget playing baseball and basketball with Mike. He will always be our friend.

  5. Justine Folkestad

    To Mike’s family;
    Thank you for sharing your incredible husband and Dad with the St. Michael Catholic School. He touched my daughter’s heart, taught her to play cribbage and always had a big warm smile for her across the pews at Church. Mike will never be forgotten and we will think of him every time we play cribbage. God Bless you all.

  6. Roger Ketel

    Our sympathy to you, Rita, and the family on the loss of Mike. I have lots of fond memories of playing softball with Mike (he was the BEST!), and coaching Babe Ruth years ago when Brian was a youngster. We’ve lost a great man and friend who spent lots of his time helping others. We are in Des Moines this week and will be unable to attend the services….please know that we are there in spirit! Roger & Sue Ketel

  7. Jeff K. Thorson

    Had the pleasure of working with Mike for 10 years at ERC. Also spent some time at Corner. Sorry did not get to be with family to celebrate his life. I will miss him.


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