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Victoria R. (Bruns) Maenza (Vicki Rae), age 60, of Mapleton, ND, passed away on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 at Sanford Hospital. Vicki was born on April 18th, 1961 in Moorhead, MN to Raphael and Victoria (Schnoor) Bruns. Victoria went to Fargo South High School in Fargo, ND. Victoria married Philip Maenza Jr. on July 23rd, 1988 in Fargo, ND. The couple have seven children, 18 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Victoria was a strong Christian woman whose smile would light up a room. She had an enormous heart. Her passion was caring for the little ones. Taking care of children was what she did best. She was also a woman on a mission. A mission to serve. Never expecting anything in return she would go out of her way to help anyone in need. Whenever she wasn't playing her super-mom role, her favorite past time was enjoying good food with family and friends. She will be forever loved and remembered. The examples she set forth should inspire everyone to be better to one another. That would be her message... Victoria is survived by her husband, Philip Maenza Jr., Mapleton, ND; children, Kathleen (Derik) Eiter, Casey (Laura) Bruns, Elizabeth (Cordell) Hipsak, Tasha (Matt) Seeley, Philip III (Kayla) Maenza, Antonio Maenza, and Ariel Maenza; 18 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; her mother, Victoria Bruns; siblings, Debbrah Olson, Melody (Kirk) Matheson, John Bruns, Richard Bruns and Vanessa Wedell, Robert (Angie) Bruns, and Timothy Bruns. She was preceded in death by her father, Raphael Bruns, and her brother, Mike Bruns.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy for your family. May Victoria RIP. Love you all. Prayers to your family. Marty, Barbara, Marissa, Dawn, Rose and Jazmin Ramirez.

  2. With my deepest sympathy and condolences I’m so very very sorry she was such a great lady always made you laugh always smiling be greatly missed and always remembered

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you strength to grieve the death of your Mom. She was always willing to do whatever was best for her kids!❤️

  4. My deepest condolences to the family.
    Sending prayers.
    RIP Victoria you will be missed , you had the most amazing smile and such a wonderful person.
    ❤ 💙 💜 💖 💗 💘 ❤

  5. To my family.I can’t even start to say what I feel.I love you all .RIP my friend my sister my angel 😇 I will miss you so much I love my Ramirez Menza family.My heat 💔💔💔💔 for all of you.
    Love mama Jo aka grama J

  6. Much love and peace to your family. I knew mostly by extension of her daughters, and given the quality of those souls, I know your mom was a wonderful person I know you all loved to laugh and eat then eat and laugh some more. Laugh thru the tears as you remember,

  7. so sorry for your loss she was a great friend and i surely will miss talking to her prayers to your family and friends

  8. So sorry to hear about her passing. She was a wonderful woman, I’m glad I got to know her, & be a part of the family for a short time. My she rest in peace and enjoy her place in eternity. Love & prayers for her Family. She is in your future not your past.

  9. Till we meet again Vicky, I’ll miss not seeing that smile of yours, however there are a few that have inherited that smile so every time I see them smile I will see you.

  10. It comes with a heavy heart to say goodbye to an amazing lady. Our time together was cut short, but the time we spent dining at our favorite Mexican restaurant, sorting and showing off the bling. The songs I sang to you. It was the best times! I will cherish the memories we shared. #dancinginheaven #untiliseeyouagain Rest and dance in peace sweet lady!

  11. I’m so very sorry for the loss of your matriarch. My heart breaks for you all. Surround yourself with love and laughter reminiscing of happy times and her infectious smile. My thoughts are with you all. ❤

  12. Oh Vicky what a journey. You have been part of the Fletcher family since the day you moved to Mapleton. We will love and miss you and we have such wonderful memories of all the years.
    Love the Fletcher‘s

  13. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and I pray that God gives you comfort and peace as you grieve.

  14. Just wanted to say what a privilege to have known and been a close friend to Victoria. Her husband and I have been best friends for 42 plus years. Her life was a gift to so many including me and my family. Thank you !
    Love the Ferraro Family

  15. Victoria: Such a life giver, a doer, servant to your Lord Yeshua first then to others. Your smile, your laughter, radiant light. Your perseverance and unconditional love ❤, so evident in all you were! Thank you for blessing my life!!!

    So sorry for all the family’s and friends loss of you here on earth. May the comforter increase for you who mourn as promised!!

  16. So sorry for you loss and know your Montana family love you all! Hope wonderful memories fill your heart during this difficult time. Love you all and you are in our prayers! ❤️😢

  17. She will be greatly missed and remembered, thanks for all your hospitality when we were there and the honor of being a part of you and your entire family’s lives. God Bless Mike & Julie Parks

  18. WATCHED SERVICE AND KEEPSAKE, LOVED BY SO MANY ! LOVED HER SMILE !! BLESSING TO US ALL ! GOD HAS A BEAUTIFUL ROSE IN HIS GARDEN NOW ! PRAYERS SENT ! OOXX THE SATHER FAMILY

  19. I am at loss for words I cannot believe she is gone she was always very nice and kind and a amazing person all around and she would help out everyone in need my biggest hugs out to the family we will all miss you very much Vicky fly high in the sky you are gone but never ever forgot.😢

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