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In Loving Memory

October 21, 1930 – April 27, 2018

 

Fairhope, AL

Robert John Bruenn, age 87 of Fairhope, died peacefully at home on Friday, April 27, 2018 following a long illness. Bob was born in Meriden, CT to Carl and Louise Bauchmann Bruenn. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elaine Ferry Bruenn; daughter, Christine Bruenn, and her husband Bogan; son Robert J. Bruenn, Jr.; and daughter, Amy Drake, and her husband, Alex; three grandchildren, Katherine, Nicholas, and Vanessa; brother, Edward Bruenn; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Hanlon Bruenn; sister-in-law, Patricia Ferry McGranaghan; and many nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Gloria; his brother, Carl; and his brother, Allen.

A Korean War Navy veteran who served on the USS Purdy, Bob was a fun-loving-extroverted- optimist who became the first member of his family to graduate from college. He worked at Standard Register for 35 years. He was a charter member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Daphne, and served as its building fund treasurer. A great handyman, Bob was always helping family, friends, and neighbors. He was good with his short game in golf, and was Elaine’s best bridge partner.

A memorial service will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Daphne at 10am, Thursday, May 3, 2018, with interment to immediately follow at Alabama State Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Bob’s memory to: The Baldwin County Humane Society, P.O. Box 206, Fairhope, AL 36532 or JDRF fka Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway,14th floor, New York, NY 10004. Expressions of condolence may be offered at hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home in Daphne is assisting the family.