Marilyn J. (Rasmuson) Bruns

Marilyn Bruns, 73, of Britt, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City.

Memorial services for Marilyn Bruns will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:30 AM at the First Lutheran Church, 70 5th Avenue North West, in Britt with Pastor Lee Nelson officiating.  Burial will be at a later date.

Family will greet friends on Monday, March 25, 2013 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the First Lutheran Church, 70 5th Avenue North West, in Britt and will continue one hour prior to services at the church.

Marilyn Jean Rasmuson was born April 17, 1939 to William and Carol (Cosgriff) Rasmuson at Stilson.

Following her graduation from Britt High School, Marilyn graduated from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls and taught for two years in Forest City.

Marilyn was united in marriage to Raymond Bruns on December 27, 1959 and to this union, five sons were born.  The couple farmed north west of Britt where they lived until moving into town in January of 2010.

Faith was an important part of Marilyn’s life.  She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Britt for many years, and a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Woden.  She served in both churches over the years as a Sunday school teacher, a member of the quilting group, and led a Bible study after completing the Bethel Series Bible study program.

Marilyn was an avid quilter.  She made Sunday school bags for every student for many years.  She also volunteered at the food bank and at the school where she helped tutor students who had difficulty with reading.  Marilyn also enjoyed baking, she operated Marilyn’s Creations, a candy and sweets business, and was famous for her Turtles.

Marilyn loved her family and attended as many of her children’s and grandchildren’s events as possible.  She also made a quilt for each of her grandchildren at graduation and wrote letters to her college aged grandchildren on a monthly basis.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Raymond of Britt; sons Brian (Alice) Bruns of Sioux City, Dirk (Carol) Bruns of Mason City, Eric (Ellen) Bruns of Britt, Wade (Varinia) Bruns of Fruitland, and Matthew (Rochelle) Bruns of Elk Horn; grandchildren Chad (Daisy) Neuroth, David (Leanne) Bruns, Elijah (Allison) Bruns, Faith (Peder) Fisher, Hadassah Bruns, Isaac (Taylor) Bruns, Joy Bruns, Liberty Bruns, Adam (Angie Archer) Bruns, Leah (Bob Peshak) Bruns, Andrew Bruns, Elizabeth Bruns, Ahnalise Bruns, Lucas Bruns, Eddie Bruns, Jenny Cartegena, Cole Bruns and Cade Bruns; great-grandchildren Micah Stubbe, William Neuroth  and Tia Neuroth; siblings Robert (Erlis) Rasmuson of Britt, Marjorie Schrader of St. Paul, James Rasmuson of Britt and William J. (Amy) Rasmuson of Britt; sisters-in-law Rosella Bruns of Britt and Adeline Larsen of Dike; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and grandson Joshua Bruns.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the discretion of the family.


Date: Monday, March 25, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Chapel – Britt
178 Center Street West, Britt, Iowa 50423
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Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Time: 10:30 am
Where: First Lutheran Church – Britt
70 5th Avenue North West, Britt, Iowa 50423
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