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Dorothy Bruener

Port Edwards - Dorothy Bruener, age 96, of Port Edwards, WI died Friday, January 5, 2018 at her home after a lengthy illness.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, January 12, 2018 at St. Alexander's Catholic Church, Port Edwards, WI. Fr. John Swing will officiate. Visitation will be held at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI from 4:00-7:00 PM Thursday and Friday at the Church from 10:00-11:00 AM. There will be a Knights of Columbus and Parish Rosary at 6:30 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Village of Port Edwards Cemetery.

Dorothy was born March 6, 1921 in Blenker, WI to Joseph and Katherine (Grassl) Lobner. She was raised on her parent's farm in Blenker and attended St. Kilian's Grade School and Auburndale High School. Dorothy married William Bruener on October 1, 1949 at St. Alexander's Catholic Church in Port Edwards, WI. They were married for 61 years until William died in April of 2010.

Dorothy was very active all of her life, especially as a member of the Catholic Council of Women of St. Alexander's. She did obtain a cosmetology license from Adele Baloo School of Cosmotology.

Dorothy is survived by her children: James (friend- Clifford Goltz) Bruener; Patrick (Nancy) Bruener; Nancy (Garth) VanDeslunt; son, Joseph Bruener, a Maryknoll Brother in China; and Father David Bruener, a priest in the LaCrosse Diocese; two granddaughters, Rebecca (Sal) Crivello and their daughter, Audrianna, and Elizabeth (Gary) Zivney and their daughter, Lelu. Dorothy is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, William; eight brothers, Harold, Wolfgang, Edmond, Phillip, Richard, Wilfred, Roman and Edward and two sisters, Irene Pfiefer and Adeline Weber.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Jan. 8, 2018
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