James R. Brunn
Shelby —James R. Brunn passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Park Place Care Center in Great Falls, Montana.
Viewing will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Sunday, July 20th at Whitted Funeral Chapel in Shelby. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am on Monday, July 21st at St. William's Catholic Church followed by military graveside honors at Mountain View Cemetery in Shelby.
Jim was born May 21, 1923 in Maywood, Minnesota to Alex and Mary Brunn. He served in the United States Navy
. He came to Shelby from Minnesota with his brother Leo. Jim married Fern Frank Sisk in Great Falls in 1962. Jim and Fern lived in Somers, MT from the mid 1960's until 1977. He worked most of his life as a mechanic. He also worked as a bus driver and a janitor in the Shelby school system. He enjoyed woodworking, working on vintage cars, and later in life, dancing.
Jim is survived by his daughter, Sue Fritz; his son-in-law Jim Nelson; his grandchildren Harvey Nelson (Beth), Nancy Reedy (George), Frank Nelson, Wade Nelson (Kayleen), Carrie Reynolds (Jim), Joe Fritz (Heidi), Jim Fritz (Dena), Connie Becker (Powell); 18 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, and 48 nieces and nephews; and his good friend and dancing partner Lee Boumans. He was preceded in death by his parents, 12 brothers and sisters, and his wife Fern.
Memorial donations can be made in Jim's name to the Montana Veterans Memorial Flag, P.O. Box 865, Shelby, MT 59474.
Services have been entrusted to Whitted Funeral Chapel. Please visit Jim's online memorial and leave a message of condolence for the family at www.whittedfuneralchapel.com