Phyllis B. Bruns, age 84, of Maple Lake, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Cottagewood Senior Communities Memory Care in Buffalo.  A special thank you to the staff at Cottagewood Senior Communities Memory Care and the Fairview Hospice Team.
Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. Samuel Medley and Deacon Ronald Freeman officiating.  Burial followed at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery, Maple Lake.  Visitation as 5-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. A prayer service will be held 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel.
Phyllis Barbara Bruns was born July 7, 1930, in Glencoe, to Phillip and Josephine (Gehlen) Bongaarts.  She grew up in Kimball and graduated from Kimball High School. On August 30, 1950, she was united in marriage to Francis Martin Bruns in Kimball; he preceded her in death in 1987. Phyllis worked in the office at the Rural Co-op Power in Maple Lake and worked in the kitchen at both St. Timothy’s Catholic School, and Maple Lake Elementary School.  She was a member of St. Timothy Catholic Church and Wright County Extension.  She also sang in the St. Timothy Choir and attended bible Ssudy at St. Timothy. Phyllis enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, shopping and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Thomas and Cherrie Bruns of Rockford, Marilyn and Brian Vetsch of Monticello, Kenneth and Renee Bruns of Maple Lake and Timothy and LuAnn Bruns of Maple Lake; nine grandchildren, Jeremy, Nikolee, Bridget, Aaron, Amy, Jake, Angie, Brianna and Chad; 10 great-grandchildren Drake, Macy, Lucy, Logan, Porter, Tyson, Grant, Tanner, Noah and Makenna; siblings and their spouses, John and Judy Bongaarts of Delano, Mary Logeais of Annandale and Janice and Jim Dircks of Plymouth; and brothers-in-law, Robert Kurkowski of Mankato, Joe Masberg of Kimball and Donald Bruns of Maple Lake. She is preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Josephine Bongaarts; husband, Francis Bruns; son, Ralph; and sisters, Beatrice Kurkowski and Bernice Masberg.
The pallbearers were her grandchildren: Jeremy, Jake, Angie, Brianna and Chad Bruns, Nikolee Turner, Bridget Johnson, Aaron Vetsch and Amy Wetch.  Mike Miessen and Krista Elsenpeter Tarbox provided the music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake.