Lakeview High School SpartansLHS - Class of '65

Stewart Bruns
March 4, 2008

Orville "Stewart" Bruns, 61, of Battle Creek died at Care Community on Tuesday, March 4, 2008. He was born in Oshtemo, MI on December 3, 1946, to Orville John and Margaret D. (Carmien) Bruns.

Stewart grew up in Kalamazoo, moved to Battle Creek in 1963 and graduated from Lakeview High School in 1965. He received a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Masters Degree in Business from Western Michigan University.

From 1966-68 Stewart served proudly with the U.S. Navy, part of that tenure in Guantanamo Bay.

Until his health declined, he was employed by Edward Rose & Sons. Previously he was a Professor teaching Business & Accounting at Davenport College & KCC.

Stewart was married to Linda L. McGrath on October 8, 1966 at St. Philip Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda and two brothers, Philip Adams and Rex Bruns.

Surviving are a daughter, Angela Marie Bruns; a grandson, Trevor Bruns; and a sister, Nola Hudson all of Battle Creek. He is also survived by many close family members.

He attended St. Philip Catholic Church. He loved playing Bass Guitar, was a longtime member of the band "Glass Shadow", and was proud of the CD they recorded. His greatest pleasure in life was spending time with his grandson, Trevor "Little Buddy".

Friends may call after 6:00 p.m. Thursday at Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home where a Personal Tribute Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and where the family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Charles H. Fischer at St. Philip Catholic Church 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2008. Military honors and interment will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the family or Lifespan Hospice.

Thanks to Jack Hubbard for memorial contributions.


Class of 1965, Lakeview High School, Battle Creek, Michigan