A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022 at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka. Burial will be held in Good Hope Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022 at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka. Lunch will be served at the church after interment. Services will be live-streamed on Oakcrest Funeral Services’ Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/oakcrestfuneralservices/
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Alice’s name may be sent to Lutheran Hour Ministries, https://www.lhm.org or Samaritan’s Purse, https://www.samaritanspurse.org
Alice Faye Bruns, 82, of Titonka, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on March 8, 1940 to Donald and Berniece (Ehrich) Sweet in Blue Earth, Minnesota and grew up on the family farm as the third of seven children. She attended country school until transferring to and graduating from Blue Earth High School. Alice worked in Blue Earth at the hospital, Green Giant and at the bowling alley, where she met her future husband.
She married Mervin Heiko Bruns on June 3, 1960 and moved to the Bruns family farm where she and Mervin raised three children. Alice loved being a farm wife and living on the farm until the final months of her life when she moved into the Woodlands Assisted Living facility in Clive, Iowa. Faith was an important part of her life, and she was active in Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir for many years. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed gardening, fishing, sewing, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She had a fun-loving spirit and will be missed by many.
Alice is preceded in death by her husband, Mervin; her parents, Donald and Berniece (Ehrich) Sweet; her brother and sister-in-law Loren and Fern Sweet; sister and brother-in-law Vivian and Roland Wedel; and her brother and sister-in-law Lowell and Nancy Sweet.
Alice is survived by her daughter Jolene (Tony) Asa from Kalispell, Montana; her daughter Lori Salsby (Scott Deibler) from Norwalk, Iowa; her son Kevin (Dawn) Bruns from Mason City, Iowa; her grandchildren Brett, Jeffrey and Sophia Asa; Nicholas (Jayme) Ruhnke; Timothy (Kaylynn) Ruhnke; Jacob, Riley and Bria Bruns; her great-grandchildren Eric, Ellie and Olivia; her sister Carol (Patrick) Meschke; her sister Sheryl (Robert) Leverton; and her sister Janet (Mark) Anderson; as well as many nieces and nephews.