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Geraldine "Gerry" Bruns

April 6, 1930 — February 25, 2024

In Loving Memory

Geraldine Mae Bruns


Geraldine Mae Bruns, 93, of Rushville, NE passed into eternal rest peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Gordon Countryside Care in Gordon NE.


The funeral will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024,10:00 am, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rushville with Reverend Allan Wierschke officiating. Burial is at Fairview Cemetery in Rushville, NE.


A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 6 PM, at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon NE.


            Pallbearers are Derek Bruns, Jason Jacobson, Mickey Retzlaff, Jared Janssen, Ryan May, Nik Young, Cody Hooper, Mike Starke.  Honorary pallbearers are Bill Abbott, Lee Sterkel, Bill Sterkel and Kacee Janssen.


            Geraldine was born in Howells, NE on April 6, 1930, to Blix and Pearl (Moore) Cech.    Geraldine attended country school in South Dakota and moved to Nebraska as a young girl. She attended Rushville High School also.


             Geraldine entered into Holy Matrimony with Lester Bruns of Rushville on April 8, 1948, at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rushville. To this union four children were born:  Sharon, Gerald, Vickie, and Judy.  They farmed and ranched east of Rushville until retirement in 1994.  Lester and Gerry traveled many miles and wintered in Texas and Arizona from 1988 to 2004.  They really enjoyed their square dancing and lifelong friends from the RV camps.


            Geraldine enjoyed travel, crafts, gardening and family, especially all of her grandchildren. She enjoyed making crayon color boxes and scrubbies to share with everyone. Geraldine was a member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aide, American Legion Auxiliary, and Tops Club.


            Survivors include her children Sharon (Lloyd) Kearns, Gerald (Sandy Schwarting) Bruns, Vickie (Keith) Retzlaff, and Judy (Benny) Janssen; grandchild Lorie Greenman. Amber (Bill) Sterkel, Carie (Lee) Sterkel, Tonie (Cody) Hooper, Angel (Bill) Abbott, Mindie (Mike) Starke, Derek (Melissa) Bruns, Tana (Jason) Jacobson, Mickey (Kourtney) Retzlaff, Jessica (Ryan) May, Jodie Janssen (Nik Young), Jamie (Kacee) Janssen, Jared and (Leah) Janssen; 27 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; her sister Maryellen Bruns and sister-in-law Jerene Heesacker


            Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and grandson Corri Bruns.


            A memorial has been established for St Paul’s Lutheran Church and/or Gordon Countryside Care.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Prayer Service

Friday, March 1, 2024

Starts at 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

Chamberlain Pier Funeral Home

101 N Main St, Gordon, NE 69343

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

419 S Main St, Rushville, NE 69360

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