Ralph C. Bruns


Ralph C Bruns, 92, Millhousen, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at his residence.
Born July 22, 1926 in Millhousen, Indiana, he was the son of Dr. Alfred J. and Margaret C. (Witkemper) Bruns.
He graduated from Napoleon High School. He then served as a Sergeant in the Korean War with the Army. Ralph started as a bricklayer and then with the Brothers 4 formed the Bruns Brothers Masonry business that later became the Bruns and Gutzwiller General Contractors in Batesville. He was a member of the Knights of St. John and the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He served for several years on the board of the Gibault School for Boys.
He was married to Rosemary C. Lee on October 4, 1950 and she preceded him in death on May 8, 2012.
He is survived by six daughters, Janie (Thomas Sterrett) Bruns, Shelbyville, Kay (Terry) Maddux, Greenwood, Linda (Thomas) Burns, Indianapolis, Sandy (David) Dunbar, Westfield, Susie (Scott) Jost, Noblesville, Karen (Ed) Kauffeld, Indianapolis; sixteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; three brothers, Dale E. Bruns, Donald F. Bruns, Robert J. Bruns; one sister, Marita Heidlage.
Family and friends will gather at 3:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home to pray the rosary. Visitation will follow until 8:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Visitation will also be held on Tuesday from 9-10:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Bill Turner officiating.
Interment with full military graveside rites will be held in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gibault Children's Services or to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
Published on April 12, 2019
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3 posts

Andrea Witkemper Ronsheim
Apr 23, 2019
All prayers with all your family. Love to all. Sincerely Andy
Michael Luken
Apr 14, 2019
I'm the oldest son of Bert Luken. My Dad told me many stories of how the he grew up in Millhousen , with the Burns boys. They all worked hard as bricklayers and raised great families'. I believe they are all together again in heaven. Thanks to them they past on their faith to us. My sympathy and prayers are with you all,
Joel Heidlage
Apr 13, 2019
I am very sorry regarding the loss of your father. He was a very kind, tremendous and wonderful person, especially he was so good to me since I was young. I will keep your family in my prayers and am certain God had readily opened the gateway to Heaven for him as the contributes and loving memories he left behind in his life were remarkably impacting and unmeasurable. Uncle Ralph is my God Father as my family will also keep your father and your families upmost in their prayers too.