Lloyd J. Brunner, 86Lloyd John Brunner, 86, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, at St. Brigid’s at Hi-Park.
Lloyd John Brunner, 86, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, at St. Brigid’s at Hi-Park.
He was born Aug. 28, 1925, in Red Wing, to Edward and Edna (Peper) Brunner. He graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1943 and enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the 106th Infantry, 424th Regiment A Co. During WWII, he fought at the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded a Bronze Star. He was honorably discharged in 1946. Prior to his service time and also after, he worked for the Chicago Great Western Railway. In 1949, he began his career with Northern States Power Company, retiring in 1986 after 37 years. He married Audrey Danielson on May 27, 1950. After 61 years of marriage, she preceded him in death on March 4, 2011.
He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, VFW Burnson Lillyblad #1218, American Legion Leo C. Peterson #54, Elks BPOE #845, Red Wing Wildlife League, Red Wing Sportsman Club, Frontenac Sportsman Club, and the NRA, and was an instructor for the Firearm Safety Training Program. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed the outdoors, camping, gardening, and woodworking.
He is survived by his daughters, Cindy (John Grizzle) Brunner of Camp Hill, Ala., and Mary Brunner of Red Wing; one brother, Karl (Ruthie) Brunner of Red Wing; three brothers-in-law, Bob (Grace) Danielson of Hastings, Dick (Lois) Danielson of Lindstrom, and Tom (Dorothy) Danielson of Grand Marais; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
A private family memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church. All are invited to attend a celebration of Lloyd’s life from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Christ Church Parish Hall. Burial will be at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Goodhue County Historical Society or the Humane Society of Goodhue County.
Online condolences can be sent at: www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.
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