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Gerald F. Brunner

Gerald F. Brunner

Gerald F. Brunner age 91 of Durand, passed away on Thursday October 25, 2018 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City.

Gerald was born January 21, 1927 on the home farm in the Township of Lima, rural Durand.  He was the son of Joseph J. and Mary (Danzinger) Brunner and grew up on the home farm.  After high school, Gerald began farming with his father and eventually took over the family farm.  He married Veronica Weissinger June 6, 1950 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima.  After marriage they continued farming and raised their five children.

Gerald was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima.   He was very active in Catholic Family Life Insurance for many years.  In their retirement Gerald and Veronica enjoyed traveling, playing cards, bowling, golfing, attending polka fests, and spending their winters in Arizona.

Gerald is survived by his wife of 68 years, Veronica, five children, Michael (Barb) of Durand, Larry (Sue) of Durand, Geralyn (Don) Mullendore of Glendive, MT, Linda (Samuel) Bysong of Durand, Rose (Roger) Palmer of Muskego; 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Margaret Poeschel and Sr. Rita Brunner, FSE, three brothers, Raymond, Edmund and James.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 AM Wednesday, October 31, 2108 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima, rural Durand with Rev. Paul Bosco officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.



  1. Linda Danzinger

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this time.

  2. Patti Blount

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Gerald. Sympathy to the family during this difficult time.


    Condolences, and Prayers for your family

  4. James M Abens

    Rose & family. Sorry to hear of Gerald's passing. I always enjoyed seeing Gerald ( & Veronica & Rose) in my office. Blessings on you all. Jim Abens

  5. Missie Spindler

    Larry and families. So sorry to hear about your father. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Missie

  6. Terry Bauer

    Prayers for your family. Great memories of all the fun times we had as we grew up, summer vacations, etc.

  7. Mary Jo Bauer

    My deepest sympathy to the Brunner family. I enjoyed Gerald's witty humor and laughter when I saw him. What a wonderful man he was .

  8. Jane Poeschel

    Sincere sympathies to Veronica and family from Ron and I.....shed those tears then keep a warm smile in your hearts for the beautiful life that was a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend.....❤️

  9. Beth Smith

    So sorry for your lost.

  10. Sister Rosalia Bauer

    My love, prayers and support to you Veronica, children and all who loved Jerry. His optimism, humor and joy remain forever.

  11. Brenda Whitwam

    To Aunt Verny, and the whole Brunner family. I am so sorry for your loss. It doesn't matter how old or young, the person is. It's not being able to see or talk to them that hurts the most. I loved Gerry very much, and hopefully someday, I will meet with him again.God Bless You All . Love Brenda Waldvogel ( Whitwam)

  12. Patti Olson

    My condolences go out to you Vernie, and your loved ones for the loss of Gerald. He was always quick with the jokes and always had a kind word.Your chores are all finished now Jerry...you can finally rest.

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