Alton August Christian Bruns


Alton August Christian Bruns, 92, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Bethany Lutheran Church with the Rev. Casey Zesch officiating.

Visitation was held at the church from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Bruns was born Sept. 30, 1926, in Fredericksburg, the son of Henry Bruns and Edna Schaefer Bruns. He married Florine Duecker on Dec. 7, 1952, and she survives.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1955-1957.

In addition to his wife, Bruns is survived by two daughters, Judy Jenschke and her husband, Ted, of Austin, and Trudy Frantzen of Fredericksburg.

Survivors also include three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three sisters-in-law, Josephine Alberthal, Elizabeth Sublett and Ruby Duecker.

Bruns was preceded in death by his parents, as well as a son-in-law, Kurt Frantzen, and two sisters, Vera Staats and Velma Itz.

Memorials may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, The Good Samaritan Center or the charity of choice.