Published On: Wed, Dec 19th, 2007

Obituary – Evelyn M. Bruning

Evelyn M. Bruning, age 92, of Hartington, died on Thursday, December 13, 2007 at the Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge, NE.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30 pm on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Rev. John Pietramale officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Michael’s Cemetery in Hartington.  Visitation will be on Friday from 3:00 to 8:00 pm with a rosary at 4:00 pm and a vigil service and video tribute at 7:00 pm at the Holy Trinity Church.  Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.  TheWintz Funeral Home in Hartington is in charge of arrangements.  To send online condolences or to view the video tribute, please visit

Pallbearers will be her grandsons; Mike Bruning, David Bruning, Mark Bruning, Jeff Haag, John Haag, Jamie Haag, Jeremy Bruning, Joel Bruning, and Bryan Wortmann.  Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters; Shelly Kreikemeier, Kristine Brahmer, Amy Bruning, Anne McBride, Julie Harding, Jeana Robinette, Megan Bruning, Stacy Wortmann, and Kristen Wortmann.

Evelyn was born on December 27, 1914 at Fordyce, NE to George and Mary (Boeckman) Suing.  She grew up in the Fordyce area and attended St. John the Baptist School.  When she was 14 years old her mother died and Evelyn assisted in raising her brother and sister.  She was married to Vincent F. Bruning on January 2, 1939 in Fordyce.  They made their home on a farm in the St. James area until moving to a farm southeast of Hartington in 1950.  In 1992 Evelyn moved into Hartington and had been a resident of the Park View Haven Nursing Home since June of 2006.  Evelyn loved to play cards and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their activities.  She made great pies, cookies, and bread.  She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Hartington Senior Citizens Center, a local extension club, and was a member of the Solitaires.

Evelyn is survived by her six children and their spouses; Darrell and Nancy Bruning of Wisner, NE, Don and Carol Bruning of Hartington, Dorothy and Robert Haag of Mead, NE, Jerry and Marlyce Bruning of Coleridge, Chuck Bruning of Hartington, Carol Wortmann of Hartington, 18 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, a sister; Bernice Pinkelman of Niobrara, and a sister in law; Marcella Bruning of Wynot.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband on February 7, 1990 at the age of 78, 2 sons; an infant son and Jim, a son in law; Dave Wortmann, and a brother; Leander Suing.