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Sandra "Sandy" L. Brunner

Sandra "Sandy" L. Brunner

Sandra “Sandy” J. Brunner, age 76, of Elk Mound, died Monday September 19, 2022, at her home with her husband, Duane by her side.

Sandy was born December 10, 1945 in St. Paul, MN.  She was the daughter of Howard and Norma (Hei) Fransen.  The family moved from Deadwood, SD, to Durand, WI in 1961.  After high school, Sandy went to work in St. Paul, MN for a short time.  She returned to Wisconsin and waitressed for many years.  Sandy married Duane Brunner on November 13, 1965 and together had three children.  Sandy worked in the dietary dept. at a local nursing home for many years.  In her retirement she worked part time at McDonalds.

Sandy loved watching the wildlife in their backyard.  There were many birds and chipmunks to watch.  She always made sure the hummingbirds and orioles had something to eat.

The family would like to express their thanks to Heartland Hospice (Missy & Mark) for the amazing care they gave to the whole family.  Also a special thank you to the “Bible Study Group”, and the “Girls”, for the fun times and kindness that Sandy always held near and dear.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Duane; three children, Mark (Brady) Brunner of Gilman; Michael (Janet) Brunner and Jacqueline Brunner, both of Elk Mound; seven grandchildren, Zachary, Emma, Hannah, Mark, Jack, Reese and Gabe; two sisters, Sharon Hallock of Milington, TN and Cynthia (Dennis) Hutter of Arkansaw; a brother, Anthony (Hanne) Fransen of Prairie du Sac and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Jeremy Hutter.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday September 26, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk Mound with Rev. Timothy Welles officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.etery.


  1. Mary Oxborough

    Sandy and I were classmates and good friends at Durand HS, nearly 60! years ago. A few months ago, I found her Facebook page and saw family pictures. I attended Sandy’s wedding shower and after that we lost touch, but I still remember that delightful giggle of hers, and I’m sure she shared it with many others over all these years. I am very sorry and sad that she is gone.

  2. Janet Bauer Simpson

    Just read about Sandy's passing. My sympathy to her family. I remember many fun times with Sandy when we were just a few blocks away from each other in high school. Durand Cafe was the place. May she rest in peace.

  3. Michael J Perri

    Mark...very sorry for the loss of your Mom. Thinking about you and your family. Please reach out to me at mperri@ecasd.us

  4. Dan and Doris

    So sorry to hear of your loss

  5. Beckie Boigenzahn

    Our sincere sympathy Duane to you and your family. Sending thoughts and prayers. Beckie and Jim

  6. John and Judy Parr

    So sorry hugs to all the family

  7. Pat and Al Baier

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We will send prayers your way.

  8. Bonnie Ackley

    My sympathy to the family and loved ones.

  9. Chuck & Rosanne Reckin

    Our prayers and sympathy to all of Sandy's family,

  10. Cookie and Jim Johnson

    We are so sorry to here of Sandy’s passing. May she RIP

  11. Francis and Kay Seibel

    Duane and family,
    We are saddened by Sandy’s passing and have her and all of you in our prayers.
    Francis and Kay Seibel

  12. Barb Gibson

    My Sympathy to Duane and Family. I will include Sandy in my prayers. A good person and watching over family from heaven . Peace

  13. Patty Zangs

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dewey and the entire family.
    Love Dan and Patty Zangs

  14. Rhonda Krisik

    My Deepest Symathy to You, and Yours Duane. It saddened me to read of Sandy's passing. ???? ????

  15. Richard & Janice Bates

    Duane and Family, So sorry to hear of Sandy's passing. We will keep you all in our hearts and prayers. Dick and Jan Bates

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