Gerald Bruns

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Gerald A. Bruns, 70 of Fargo, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.

Jerry was born on July 24, 1939 in Stanley, ND to John and Madeline (Brick) Bruns.  He graduated as Valedictorian from Hannaford High School in 1957 and graduated from Minot State Teachers College  with a degree in Hotel Management.  Jerry worked at the Townhouse Motel in Fargo for 20 years and was also employed at NDSU and the FargoDome.  He married Annette Loegering on June 12, 1971 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fargo.  He enjoyed watching sports, golfing, pitching horseshoes, playing cards and games on the computer and spending time with his family, especially playing games with his grandchildren.  He was an active member of St. Mary's Cathedral as an usher and spending hours at Eucharistic Adoration.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lorraine Amundson; brother, John Bruns and by his granddaughter, Amber Ruona.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Annette of Fargo; daughters, Marijo (Jason) Schwengler of Fargo, Debra (Benjamin) Ruona of Fargo, Brenda (Alexander) Anderson of Wichita, KS; grandchildren, Jacob, Andrew and Simon Schwengler, Matthew Ruona, Adam and Eric Anderson; sisters, Audrey (Jim) Haugen of Winthrop, WA, Mary (Phil) Raekes of Kennewick, WA; brothers, Duane (Verlyn) Bruns of Rochester, MN, Robert (Dolly) Bruns of Lake Stevens, WA, Raymond Bruns of Fargo and many nieces, nephews and friends.

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  1. I am sorry to read of your loss. The Bible teaches that most people who have died will be resurrected. Jesus promised that “Those in the memorial tombs will…come out.”[John 5:28,29] In harmony with God’s original purpose,those resurrected as humans will have the opportunity to live on a paradise earth.[Luke 23:43] This promised future includes perfect health and everlasting life for obedient humans. The says:”The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.”[Psalm 37:29]

  2. Fargo ND
    It is still hard to believe that Jiggs has joined the Lord in heaven. I have so many fond memories of Jiggs while I was growing up. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

  3. Dilworth MN

    Miss Fargo says if she gets to heaven it will be on Gordon’s coattails. After all the nice things I’ve heard about Gerald and in view iof your dubious testimony on the Miss Fargo Tale it might be a good idea if you grab Gerry’s coattails too.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  4. tucson, az.Dear Annette, my condolences to you and your family in the loss of Gerald.
    I have some really great memories of you and your sister at Shanley and also how delightful and fun you and your husband were at our high school reunions.
    God bless you in your time of loss and hope to see you in the future. Peace Kathy Crary

  5. Mesa AZ
    . Our deepest condolences to all the Bruns family on the passing of Jerry.
    We are most sorry of your loss.
    Jerry will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. His memory is blessed in “our hearts forever.” I personally cherish the many fond memories of my friendship with Jerry as my high school classmate and all the great times spent with he and his siblings in Hannaford,ND. They were special times with special friends and hold special memories.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless you with His love to bring you comfort and strength at this difficult time.

    Our heartfelt sympathy,
    Jack and Shirley Haugen

  6. Cohasset MN
    Dear MaryJo & family,

    We are sorry for your loss and are keeping you and your family in our prayers.

    Love and prayers,

    Will & Bernie

  7. Strathcona MN
    My deepest sympathies for the tragedies in your family this week.

    I still think back to the days at St. Mary’s school from time to time. Your family is always a bright spot in those memories.

    God bess.

  8. sorry about your loss, I worked with Gerald at the fargodome he was a wonderful man, and will be missed dearly by all that knew him

  9. Missoula MTI will miss Mr. Bruns. In the short time I knew him while living in Fargo, I know he brought many smiles to his grandkids and his family. He was a great man and my prayers go out to him and his family.

    God Bless

  10. Wichita KSBrenda, Annette and family,

    You all have had enough trauma this week. Take care of yourselves, renew family ties, and know that a host of folk in Wichita and around Kansas are praying for God’s mercies during this time of grief and loss!

    Gary Brooks

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