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Warren Bruene(1916 - 2013)

Bruene, Warren B. Born November 1, 1916 on a farm near Beaman, Iowa. Went to be with the Lord September 28, 2013 in Richardson, Texas. Preceded in death by his father Fred Bruene, mother Luella (Benz) Bruene, wife Mildred (Meyer) Bruene, brother Dick Bruene, and sisters Doris Richards, and Jean Polhemus. Survived by his sister Merle Turner, daughters Jo Lilley (Tom), and Julia James (Steve) four grandchildren Tommy Lilley (Jeni), Sara Duffey (Erin), Carl Seidler (Katie) Jennifer Spring (Alan), and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be October 2 from 6-8 pm at Restland Memorial Park. A memorial service will be October 3 at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church in Richardson, TX. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Warren and Mildred began married life in July 1941 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and moved to Richardson, TX in 1964. He was a longtime member of IEEE, Richardson Ham Club, Collins Collectors Association, Toastmasters, and FUMC. He had a stellar 44 year career at Collins Radio Company/Rockwell, followed by 6 years with Electrospace Systems. He was an innovator and inventor (22 patents), published many articles in technical magazines, coauthored a book and wrote chapters in many other handbooks. He gave numerous technical speeches throughout the country, served on committees to write regulations and standards for the DOD, FCC and others. During the Cold war he designed communication transmitters for the Strategic Air Command and Voice of America. He received considerable recognition for his work including the "Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering" from Iowa State University and had his biography listed in "Who's Who in America" for many years. He was loved and admired and his life will forever be remembered by his family and many friends.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Oct. 2, 2013
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