CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Dale Bruns, 93, of Sunset Home in Quincy, formerly of Camp Point, died at 12:35 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 3, 2013) at the home in Quincy.
Born Dec. 5, 1919, in Quincy, Dale was a son of Harry and Ethel Smith Bruns. He married Wilma Richards on May 14, 1942, at the Barry Methodist Church parsonage in Barry. She survives.
Dale was a farmer, an owner of Bruns Bros. Seed Company, and also was the owner and operator of Dale Bruns Trucking in Camp Point.
He was a former member of the Camp Point Lions Club, was a volunteer fireman
for the Camp Point Fire Department and had served as fire chief for five years. He enjoyed playing golf and was the first person to fly a plane solo from Baldwin Field.
Dale was a member of the Camp Point United Methodist Church and a graduate of Maplewood High School in Camp Point.
Survivors in addition to his wife are a daughter, Marlene Churchill (Joe) of Quincy; a son, Larry Bruns (Susan) of Marion, Ky.; nine grandchildren, Brian Craig (Tana Parsano) of Golden, Brenda Hill (Casey) of Fowler, Adam Bruns (Tammy) of Quincy, Nathan Bruns (Jackie) of Quincy, Corey Bruns, Brody Bruns, and Emily Bruns, all of Marion, Andrea Knapp (Ken) of St. Louis, and Joe Mays (Kelly) of Quincy; three stepgrandchildren, Jill Churchill of Quincy, Tom Churchill (Susan) of Boulder, Colo., and Brad Churchill of Quincy; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Sapp, Quincy; a sister-in-law, Johanna Bruns of Winchester, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Norman Bruns (Evelyn) and Wayne Bruns, and a brother-in-law, Gene Sapp.
SERVICES: 1 p.m. Sunday in the Camp Point United Methodist Church by the Rev. Joe Tomich. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery at Camp Point.
VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Camp Point United Methodist Church.
MEMORIALS: Camp Point United Methodist Church and\or Arrowhead Golf Course.
ARRANGEMENTS: Lummis-Hamilton Funeral Home, Camp Point
Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com