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Janice Bruns

Janice Kay Bruns (Chafer)

March 17, 1938 - December 28, 2018
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Obituary

Janice K. Bruns, 80, of Clinton, Iowa passed away at Eagle Point Nursing Home on Friday, December 28, 2018. Funeral services occur at 11 am on Wednesday, January 2 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Clinton. A visitation will occur from 4 pm to 6 pm on Tuesday, January 1, at Lemke Funeral Homes – South Chapel (2610 Manufacturing Drive). Burial will be at Springdale Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Janice was born March 17, 1938 in Clinton, Iowa the daughter of Alfred and Doris (Williams) Chafer. She was a 1956 graduate of Clinton High School. Janice was united in marriage to Ronald Bruns on April 26, 1959 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, together 59 years.

Janice was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Janice had been employed in secretarial positions and lastly at Data Dimensions, retiring in 2002.

Among her life pleasures was listening to hymns, reading, being by the river, visiting Amish areas and spending time with her dog, Casey.

Janice is survived by her husband Ronald of Clinton, son – Jay (Melody) Bruns of Mingo and daughter – Jody (Tom Burke) Merfeld of Dubuque; 3 grandchildren – Christopher, Jacob and Kaitlyn Bruns; brother Jon Chafer; brother in-law- Richard Reid; niece – Rebekah Reid; nephews – Richard, Michael and Jeffrey Reid and special cousin – Deborah (Kyle Higgins) Nelson.

Preceding Janice in death were her parents and loving sister, Beverly Reid

Memorials made can be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday January 1, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Tuesday January 1, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Lemke Funeral Homes - South Chapel
    Address
    2610 Manufacturing Drive
    CLINTON, IA 52732
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  • Service

    Wednesday January 2, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday January 2, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Immanuel Lutheran Church
    Address
    819 S. 5th Street
    CLINTON, IA 52732
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Judy Galinski

Posted at 02:33pm
I remember all the hours spent together on the farm, before they were married. She was a special lady and will be missed. May God be with all of the family . our deepest sympathy.
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Posted at 11:15pm
Remembering you and Janice in our minds and in our hearts is a treasure. Your always my family from Iowa.
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Keith and Kim

Posted at 07:57pm
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Linda Dunshee

Posted at 07:17pm
Jay, Melody and family - we are thinking about all of you and sending our love and support. Everyone at Link Associates
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becky reid

Posted at 05:58pm
I have so many wonderful memories of aunt Janice. As a youngster, I would spend weeks at a time, on the farm in Delmar, with them. We enjoyed going to garage sales together, looking at dolls, sunbathing, reading, and enjoying buttered popcorn, among other things. She never failed to send me a birthday card and reminisce about the day I was born and how excited she was that she could go shopping for a girl! As an adult, Ronnie, Janice, my brother Jeff, my dad and I enjoyed going to the lumber kings games or out to eat at Wendy's. She's been a substitute mom since my own mom, her beloved sister passed away. I will deeply miss her emails and company.
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