Ina Bruns Obituary


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I first met Ina when I was on a "sentimental journey" to South Dakota from where I live in Ontario, Canada. My Dad, her first cousin, had met her first as an adult, but they had formed a strong family bond and each time they met, you could see how tickled they were to know each other. We had the pleasure of visiting her with Dad a couple of times and each time I was touched at how welcoming and

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Posted by: Kate Fischer - Dundas, Ontario, Canada - First cousin, once removed   Jan 27, 2013

From picnics in the woods, to getting a ride in Fred's airplane, to Fourth of July's with all the cousins, to bringing our children to meet her at the farm, all of these memories center around that one great lady and sister of my Father, Fay. Ina always said that Fay and her were really close. So they are once again. I will always cherish the photo I have of Fay and Ina sitting on the front steps of the

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Posted by: Rob Glover - Minnetonka, MN - nephew   Jan 26, 2013

Bill, Barney, Jill, & Families,
Your mom was has always been one of the most important people in my life. I will miss her terribly, but she will live on in my heart forever. She will also live on through my family as we have had a special tradition at Christmas in her honor for many years. Her talents were many and one year she sent my then young family a box with many homemade gifts. One gift in particular did

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Posted by: Pati Jo Peterson - Waterville, MN - Ina's niece   Jan 26, 2013

I first heard of Ina from my sister, Angie who was teaching the Youngman School. Angie married Lester, and they wanted to move to California, however, it was mid-term and a replacement teacher needed to be hired. That turned out to be Ina, who at that time was ready to move back to her home area. Hence, Ina finished the school year at the Youngman School, and Angie moved to California, got a job at Douglas Aircraft. Many years later,

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Posted by: Joan Delight Henry - Columbia, SD - friend   Jan 25, 2013

Ina was a wonderful mother-in-law and friend. For 30 some years my day began with having coffee with her across the road. I never tired of hearing her stories of the past or present. She was a wealth of information! She taught me too, with recipes and “how tos” for canning, gardening and sewing. She had so many talents including quilting and painting. She was an amazing woman, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend and someone who will truly be missed. Love you always Ina.


Posted by: Julie Bruns - Hecla, SD - daughter-in-law   Jan 25, 2013

In Sincere Sympathy to your family at the difficult time. Ina was such a wonderful person. God Bless You All


Posted by: Joyce Luttrell Weisser - Aberdeen, SD - Friend   Jan 25, 2013

Ina was a beautiful lady inside and out. She was my kindergarden and 2nd grade teacher along with being a family friend. What a privilege to connect with her again so many years later on the computer. May your hearts help to heal knowing how much she made a difference in so many peoples' lives.


Posted by: Nancy(Youngman)Matthew - Sturgis, SD   Jan 25, 2013

Ina was a beautiful lady inside and out. She was my kindergarden and 2nd grade teacher along with being a family friend. What a privilege to connect with her again so many years later on the computer. May your hearts help to heal knowing hoVw much she made a difference in so many peoples' lives.


Posted by: Nancy(Youngman)Matthew - Sturgis, SD   Jan 25, 2013

I'm the oldest son of the oldest son and father of Ina.
My memories of Ina date to the WWII years and all of the wisdom she's plied me with over that long period. My first plane ride with Fred. The time spent on the farm and her version of all the equipment Fred collected. Her life in Canada, she never told me whether or not she ever caught a fish? The buggy she bought and pushed me around Aberdeen and

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Posted by: Jim Glover - Dundas, MN - nephew   Jan 24, 2013

Fred and Ina's home will always be in my memory, the heart of which is the kitchen table, coffee and cookies (questionably fresh), and the picture of young Bill and Barney holding up a fox (perhaps both deciding whether he was really going to be interested in hunting or not).
Ina could've been a character in a Willa Cather novel, but I'm grateful she was real.


Posted by: Jeff Glover - Minneapolis, MN - grand nephew   Jan 24, 2013