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Kenneth Ralph Bruner, 72, of Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at his home.

The son of Ralph and Beatrice (Wolfe) Bruner, he was born May 5, 1947, in Blairsville.

Ken graduated from Blairsville High School, Class of 1965, and worked for Season-All Industries, Indiana, for 30 years before retiring.

He was a member of Red Barn Sportsmen’s Club, Coral-Graceton Sportsmen’s Club, Tide Sportsmen’s Club, Sons of American Legion, Homer City, and Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Club.

He enjoyed spending time with his four-footed grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Diane L. (McGarry) Bruner, whom he married Feb. 13, 1975; a daughter, Melanie L. Reeger (David), of Blairsville; two brothers: Clark Bruner, of Blairsville, and Tom Bruner (Marilyn), of Blairsville; a sister, Virginia Zona, of Clarksburg; a special sister-in-law, Rebekah Bruner, of Blairsville; two other sisters-in-law: Joyce Bruner, of Clarksburg, and Bonnie Greene (Ted), of Belsano; two nephews, Thomas Bruner Jr., of Longwood, Fla., and Bob Bruner, of Indiana; his good buddies: Paul Henry and Ken Clark; and several other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James R. Bruner; two sisters, Martha Bruner and Roberta Kwisnek; a sister-in-law, Gladys Bruner; and a brother-in-law, Joseph Zona.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Fred Craig officiating.

Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana.

Memorial donations may be made to Four Footed Friends, 220 Beck Road, Indiana, PA 15701.

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