Howard Franklin Brunner
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Age 95, of Louisville passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. He was born on Sept. 10, 1917, in Canton, Ohio to the late Mose and Mary (Mason) Brunner. Howard was a twin to Homer C. Brunner. Howard was a Louisville native and graduated from Louisville High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Irene M. Wingard in 1939; and they had two daughters, Nancy Fix and Kathy Rainieri. Howard was a retired Mason contractor and a World War II Army Veteran. The twins served on New Caledonia and island group in the South Pacific, east of Australia, from 1944 to 1946. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Howard was a 33rd Degree Mason and was a member of Julliard Lodge #460 of Louisville and Scottish Rite Valley of Canton. Howard just received his 70 year pin from the Masons.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene in 1982; and his twin brother, Homer in 2010. Howard is survived by his daughters, Nancy (Ron) Fix and Kathy Rainieri; his companion of many years, Edith Buchanan; his grandchildren, Douglas Lang, Matthew Domer, Tara (Mike) Davis and Rhonda Davis; great-grandchildren, Savannah Lang, Hayden and Rylen Domer, Abbi and Cooper Davis, Tyler (Brooke) Means, Tiffany (Nathan) Reynolds and Devin Means; great-great-grandchildren, Colt and Max Means and David Reynolds; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Rev. Dr. Larry Hinkle officiating. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening, and one hour before services on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment, with full military honors, will be in Union Cemetery, Louisville, Ohio. Masonic services will be 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: 'Wishes Can Happen' 1310 N. Main St., N. Canton, Ohio 44720.
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Published in The Repository from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2013