North Mankato resident, Raymond Brunz, age 96, died Thursday, January 2, 2014 at his home. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 9th, at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato. Visitation will be at Woodland Hills Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 8th, and will continue one hour prior to services.
Ray was born January 15, 1917 in Sterling Township, MN to Gustaf and Alma (Kaul) Brunz. He married Irma Blume on August 29th, 1937 in Good Thunder. Ray worked in construction his entire life, starting his own business in 1956 and retiring in 1979 from Brunz Construction Company and continued to work in the company for many years. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He enjoyed his children and grandchildren and the many friends that came to visit him in his last years.
He is survived by his sons, Thomas (Kathleen), Robert (Susan) both of Madison Lake, MN and William (Jane) of Mankato; daughters, Donna Nelson of North Mankato, MN and Janet (Kenneth) Goon of Brighton, CO; 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Ray was preceded in death by his wife Irma, his parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.