Rosella M. Bruns
Rosella Bruns, 87, of Britt passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City.
Funeral services for Rosella Bruns will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 2:30 PM at First Lutheran Church, 70 Fifth Avenue North West in Britt, with Pastor William Rosin officiating. Graveside services will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Britt.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 – 2:30 PM on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Britt.
Rosella Mae Bruns was born February 24, 1929 to Walbert and Etta (Stohr) Bruns in Woden, Iowa. She was the oldest of four children. The family lived east of Woden and later moved to the Titonka area, where she attended school until the family moved south of Woden in 1941, when she began attending Orthel #2 country school.
Growing up, Rosella had many duties and chores around the family farm, and she continued to help on the farm following her school days and took care of her parents throughout their lives.
Rosella was a lifelong member of the Lutheran faith, beginning at Immanuel Lutheran in Titonka, where she was baptized and later as a member of St. John’s in Woden. She has been a faithful member of First Lutheran Church in Britt since moving to town in 1960.
Rosella enjoyed sewing, crocheting and embroidery, and maintained a large vegetable and flower garden for a number of years. She was an excellent baker, well known among her family for her raisin cookies. She also enjoyed visiting relatives, including several trips with her parents to visit her sister in California. She was known to be in attendance for every baptism, wedding and other special event that took place in the family.
Rosella will be remembered for being a good Christian woman who loved her family, for being one who initiated conversation and made others feel welcome. She took pride in helping others and was known to enjoy a cup of tea from time to time.
Rosella is survived by her sister Adeline Larsen of Dike; her brother Raymond Bruns of Britt; 9 nieces and nephews and their spouses, 27 great-nieces and nephews and 11 great-great nieces and nephews.
Rosella was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Lillian Dittmar, brothers-in-law Donald Dittmar, Hans Larsen, sister-in-law Marilyn Bruns and great-nephew Joshua Bruns.