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Lester B. Bruna

June 18, 1930 — May 27, 2016

Lester Bruna, 85, of Hanover, KS, died Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Hanover Hospital. A rosary service was held at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 29 at St. John's Catholic Church in Hanover. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 30 at St. John's Catholic Church in Hanover. Father David Metz officiated. Janet Fritschi played the organ while the church choir sang. The gift bearers were Stacy (Krueger) Hall, Tonya (Truhlicka) Rowbotham, Jill (Bruna) Kruse, Joni (Bruna) Cook, Candice (Reich) Blackburn, Sara (Bruna) Stohs, and Ashley Hynek. The pallbearers were Lee Bruna, Chad Nieman, Jared Hynek, Cody Krueger, Nick Krueger, Brock Nieman, Rodney Nieman, Corby Truhlicka, and Eric Truhlicka. Burial was in the church cemetery. Lester was born June 18, 1930 on the family farm near Bremen, KS, to Joseph W. and Eleanora (Nespor) Bruna. On November 12, 1952, he married Marie Sandmann. He was a life long farmer. Lester was a member of the Knights of Columbus serving as Grand Knight and Honorary Fourth Degree, Church Council, and board member numerous years for the local Co-op. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his many relatives and friends. Lester loved his community. Survivors include his children, Peggy (Jim) Krueger, Abilene, KS, Frank (Denise) Bruna, Bremen, KS, Susan (Terry) Truhlicka, Ellensburg, WA, Kathy (Mike) Nieman, McPherson, KS, Sandra (Dan) Hynek, Olathe, KS; sixteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren; and brother, Wilbur "Butch" Bruna, Hanover. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marie on September 28, 2013; infant children, Mary Ann Bruna and Rodney Bruna; and brothers, Vincent, George, Gilbert, John, Charlie, Floyd, and Wesley Bruna. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of the Hanover Mortuary. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lester B. Bruna, please visit our flower store.

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