Obituary-Maurice E. Bruns, Jr.


Maurice E. Bruns, Jr., age 71, died Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at Rock River Hospice House in Sterling, IL.
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Maurice was born on December 1, 1952 in Sterling the son of Maurice and Imogene (Miller) Bruns, Sr. He married Charlene Humphrey on August 27, 1991 in Morrison. Maurice was employed for 44 years with Whiteside County Housing Department, retiring as Maintenance Supervisor in 2021. He served his country in the United States Army. Maurice loved to camp and was an avid gardener.

Survivors include his wife Charlene of Rock Falls; two daughters, Shannon (Kody) McKenna of Rock Falls and Amanda (Robert Miller) Forward of Tampico; one sister, Donna Courtney of Prophetstown; two brothers, Rickey Bruns and Quinn (Jann) Bruns, both of Tampico; five grandchildren, Dylan Rimmer, Daricka (Detrich Johnson) Rimmer, Ashtynn (Hauer Williams) Forward, Easton Forward and Kloie McKenna; several nieces and nephews, and his dog Baby.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Chloette; one brother, Gary Bruns; and son-in-law, Scott Forward.

Visitation will be from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 10 at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Jason Borton officiating. Military rites will follow. Cremation rites will be accorded.

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