Mary Lou Bruns, Maple Lake


Mary Lou Bruns, age 49, of Maple Lake, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at her home.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. Martin Shallbetter as the Celebrant. Burial followed at St. Timothy’s Catholic Cemetery, Maple Lake. Visitation was 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel and from 9-10 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. A prayer service was at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Mary Lou Bruns was born Oct. 10, 1964, in Buffalo to Collin and Betty (Ordorff) Langanki. Mary was raised in Maple Lake and attended school there. She graduated with the Maple Lake High School class of 1983. Mary began working at various jobs throughout Maple Lake, including, Knaus Grocery Store, H&H and Roger’s Amoco. She was united in marriage to William Donald Bruns on May 6, 1989, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Maple Lake. Mary continued to work and to care for Bill. Most recently, she was employed by Edgewood Gables in Cokato as a home health aide. In her spare time, Mary enjoyed sewing, quilting, her pets and playing cards. She had a deep love for children and always treasured the time she spent with them.
She is survived by special children, Alexis and Hannah Collier, of Maple Lake; parents, Collin and Betty Langanki, of Maple Lake; siblings, Karen Sundean (special friend, Francis Barbeau), of Finlayson; Gary (Paula) Ergen, of Maple Lake; Dale Langanki, of Maple Lake; and Patty (Loren) Yurek, of Silver Lake; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Bill.
John Woitalla, Al Bruns, Tyler Bruns, Nathan Yurek, Joshua Yurek, and Ron Borell served as pallbearers. Marge Pavlik and St. Timothy’s Resurrection Choir provided music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake.
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