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Albert Frederick Bruns

September 10, 1932 November 4, 2009
Albert Frederick Bruns
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PEORIA-Albert Frederick Bruns, 77, of Peoria, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at Lutheran Hillside Village. He was born on September 10, 1932, in Peoria to Albert J. C. and Jesse Moll Bruns. He married Judith Harris on April 4, 1959. He is survived by his children, Michele Bruns, Dr. Michael (Cheryl) Bruns both of Peoria, Merilee (Michael) Wunder of Chillicothe, Julie Bruns of Highland, IN and Joseph Bruns of Peoria; his long time companion, Kathy Ireland, and her sons, Ryan and Sean Ireland; six grandchildren, Lyndsey Nimrick, Ryan, Nicole and Allie Bruns, Jessica Wunder and Bailey Bruns all of Peoria. Albert was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Helen Bruns. Albert was a graduate of Spalding Institute and Bradley University. He was a lifetime member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Spalding Council #427, Third Degree. He served in the United States Army. He was an employee of Klaus Radio for 35 years, Forts Auto Mall for 4 years and Lakeview Museum for 10 years. Albert enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He dearly loved his grandchildren and celebrated their achievements. He also enjoyed his four pet dachshunds. Albert was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights where a Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2009 with Rev. Thomas Taylor officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the Mass at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded. Private inurnment of ashes will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to Peoria Notre Dame High School Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com

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