Victoria's service will be livestreamed below starting at 10:00 AM Friday, May 6 2022.
Victoria (Vickie) Elsie Schnoor (Cossette) Bruns was born May 6th, 1930, in Mile City Montana to Edward Christian Michael Schnoor and Vivian Marie St. Peter. Victoria lived in Mile City Montana for 10 years of her young life then finished her teen and grown up years in Detroit Lakes, MN Moorhead, MN, and Fargo, ND area. Most of her schooling was in Fargo. She attended St. Mary’s Elementary and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy. She worked for The Graver Hotel and Restaurant, The Pheasant Café, and Woolworth Café. She also was a Nanny for a family in Chicago, Ill. She married Ernest Arthur Cossette, and together they started her Mother’s crown by adding 3 jewels to it. Debbrah Cossette Olson, Michael Cossette-Bruns (Debbie) and Melody Cossette Matheson (Kirk). Sadly after 7 years of marriage it ended in divorce in 1956. Victoria then met her “Prince Charming”, Raphael Henry Bruns, (on his birthday 2/17/1957). He took one look at her and declared her as his “Queen”. They were married September 29th 1957. Together they added 5 more jewels to the crown. John Bruns, Victoria Rachael Bruns (Rice) Maenza (Phillip Jr.), Richard Bruns (Venessa Wedell), Robert Bruns (Angie) and Timothy Bruns. Victoria and Raphael work hard side-by-side together their whole life, owning their own businesses. It started with an ENCO gas station, car repair, wrecker service, radiator, heater core and air conditioning. They eventually paired down to just Bruns Radiator Service. Victoria always said her biggest accomplishment in this life was her 8 children, not money or riches. Because of those 8 jewels she has 32 grand-children, many great-grand and great-great grandchildren and more to come. On April 23rd, 2022 Victoria was blessed to meet her Grand-father Jorgen St. Peter at Heaven’s Gate knowing he would welcome her in. She was able to rejoice in being with her Prince Charming once again, Raphael Bruns and 2 of her jewels. Michael (Cossette) Bruns and Victoria Rachael Bruns (Rice) Maenza, along with her parents Edward and Vivian, and her 2 brother Edward Michael Schnoor and Donald Robert Schnoor. We will celebrate what would of been Victoria’s 92nd birthday. On Friday, May 6th, 2022 at Boulger Funeral Home located at 123 10th Street South, Fargo ND. The party will begin with a Visitation May 6th, 2022 from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.. A Prayer Service conducted by Father Braun of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church will begin at 10a.m. - . Following the service, Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Gardens located at 1715 52nd Avenue South Fargo, ND. You’re invited with her family to celebrate her earthly and heavenly birthday. She was loved and will be greatly missed by those left behind. God be with you Mom, ‘til we meet at Jesus’ feet.

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  1. I had the pleasure of doing this amazing woman’s hair when I was in beauty school back in 1988, and later renting an apartment from her and her husband in 1989. I also have know a grandson of their as well. You are all in my prayers.
    Mona Martin

  2. My Condolences to the Bruns Family. It was always a pleasure to visit with Grandma (yes I even called her Grandma) she was such a pleasant person. I think one of the things we had in common was the loved we shared for our Children, how she loved ALL of you. She was a very attractive person i can see why Grandpa fell for her. I loved seeing the two of them together they were there for each other for sure, yes we can rest assure that Ray was waiting for her with open arms. She’ll NEVER be forgotten by me for sure as 2 Granddaughters have inherited he that beauty. RIP Victoria, till we meet again!!!

  3. I remember her coming into Wendy’s with Vicoria and her kids. It was always a blessing to see her. She is rejoicing with Victoria for sure. Prayers for the family.

  4. My deepest sympathy to Debbie, Melody, John, Ricky, Robby and Timmy and families! Your Mother was quite a woman as she always had something to say and I enjoyed visiting when I’d come out to the house! She loved her kids wth ALL her heart in good and bad times alike. Unconditional love was your Mom! Blessing to ALL of you! Mel, you gave a beautiful tribute as did Philip.

  5. We are sadden for your lost of Aunt Vickie. So many memories shared and treasured, always loved our visits together at Grandpa Schnoor’s house at the lake. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

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