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Vance Laverne Bruner

July 1, 1959 ~ March 17, 2023 (age 63)

Vance Laverne Bruner, age 63, Mound City, Kansas, passed away Friday, March 17, 2023, at his home. He was born on July 1, 1959 the son of Virgil and Freda June (Matthews) Bruner. He graduated from Jayhawk-Linn High School in the Class of 1977. He worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation as an equipment operator for over thirty years before retiring.

Vance was united in marriage to Debra Lee Adams on June 18, 1989. He enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was gardening, fishing, taking care of the chickens, playing with the dogs or just "walking the property".

He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil, and a sister, Vicki Bruner. Vance is survived by his wife, Debra; two sons, Daniel Bruner and Craig Bradley; a daughter, Madison Bruner; a brother, Van Bruner (Chilesa); six grandchildren, Kate and Kendal Bruner, Bodee Bradley, Allyson, Charles and Elijah Wheeler; many nieces; nephews; extended family; and friends.

Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2023, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 23 at the Mound City Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to Linn County Care to Share. Online condolences can be left at

(Published in the Linn County Journal on March 18, 2023.)

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