Ernest Lee Bruns


Ernest Lee Bruns, 90, of Yorktown, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.  He died at home peacefully in his sleep, less than a mile from where he was born. 
He was born May 8, 1923, to the late Anton and Frieda Gruetzmacher Bruns.  He was a farmer and worked for DOW Chemical Company for almost 30 years.  He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Ernest is survived by his sons, James E. Caso and Ernest Lee Bruns, Jr.; brother, Carol James Bruns and wife Kathy; grandchildren, Paula Spainks, Eddie Ray Caso, Bobby Caso, Gaylene Caso, Raymond Caso, Kay Etheridge, Cindy Davis, Bobby Davis, Jan Greco, Glenn Davis, Chris Caso, and George Caso;  numerous great-grandchildren and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Katherine; sons, Edwin R. Caso, and Billie Wayne Caso; and daughter, Dorothy Sue Hartley.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at Finch Funeral Chapel.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at St. Paul Lutheran Church.  Interment will follow at Westside Cemetery.  Following the interment, there will be a reception at the St. Paul Lutheran Church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church.
You are invited to sign the online guestbook at
Arrangements entrusted to Finch Funeral Chapel-Yorktown, 361-564-2277.
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