James Michael Bruns, 77 of Urbana, passed away Monday, July 5, 2021 in Indianapolis. He was born March 25, 1944 in Watseka, the son of Rev. Heye E. and Elizabeth (Harms) Bruns. He is survived by 3 daughters, Jamie Bruns of Champaign, Brandy Stover (LeeRoy) of Urbana, and Tara Wilson (Joel) of Fawn Grove, PA. Also survived by 4 grandchildren, Chelsea, Travis, Justen and Ethan. As well as his brother, David C. Bruns, M.D. of Gifford and former wife, Carol Bruns of Urbana. Along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is proceeded in death by his parents, wife Suzanne Ross, sisters Esther Flessner and Margaret VanHoveln, and his brother, Paul Bruns.
Jim graduated from Holland High School (Holland, IN) in 1962. He attended Wartburg College and Indiana University (Indianapolis, IN). He was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church (Urbana) for 49 years. Jim worked as a receiving supervisor for Collegiate Cap & Gown (Herff-Jones) for 52 years. As a young adult, he was a licensed private pilot and was a member of Huntingburg Flight Club. Jim had a passion for antique tractors, especially Farmall (International Harvester) Tractors.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 10th at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2200 Philo Rd., Urbana with visitation starting at 9:00 at the church. Pastor Bob Rasmus will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
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