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Gary A. Bruhn

Gary A. Bruhn

Sioux Falls, SD - Gary A. Bruhn, 66, died Thursday, October 3, 2013, Dow Rummel Village in Sioux Falls, SD.

A visitation will begin at 3:00 pm Sunday, October 6, 2013, at Miller West Funeral Chapel, 6200 W. 41st St., with the family present from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and a prayer service at 5:00 pm. A funeral service will be 1:30 pm Monday, October 7, 2013, at Peace Lutheran Church with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Gary A. Bruhn, the son of John H. and Norma (Schultz) Bruhn was born January 27, 1947, in Canova, SD. He was raised in the Salem, SD area, and graduated from Salem High School in 1965. Gary then went on to graduate from Dakota State in Madison, SD in 1969. In 1972, Gary moved to Sioux Falls and went to work with the Union Pacific Railroad.

On April 22, 1978, Gary was united in marriage with Shirley Raap in Sioux Falls, SD. Shirley died March 12, 2001.

Gary was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and collecting coins for his grandchildren.

Grateful for having shared his life are his son, Brian P. Peterson and his wife, Gaye, of Tracy, CA; four grandchildren, Alissa Peterson, Cameron Peterson, Elliot Peterson, Grace H. Peterson, all of Tracy, CA; three brothers, Dale Bruhn of Wichita, KS, Gerald Bruhn and his wife, Jean, of Sioux Falls, SD, Jim (Judy) Bruhn of Maryland; two sisters, Glennys Bumgardner and her husband, Dave, of Fulton, SD, Colleen Munley and her husband, Bill, of Jacksonville, FL; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley; and a brother, Richard.

The family has requested that memorials be directed to Peace Lutheran Church.