Dale William Bruenger, age 84, Bowen, IL formerly of West Point, IL, passed away at 7:30 am Friday, November 29, 2019, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, IL.
He was born on March 8, 1935, in his parents’ home in rural Sutter. He was the son of John and Mabel Vogel Bruenger. On October 26, 1958, he married Roberta Hoing Bruenger in the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, she survives. He was a lifelong farmer and drove a school bus for Southeastern School District for many years.
In his early years, he loved roller skating at the Crystal Ball Skating Rink, which is where he met the love of his life. He loved classical music and enjoyed attending the Quincy Community Theater. He was also a 4H leader, member of the West Point Fire Department, and a member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church where he was a trustee. One of his favorite things in life was attending school and athletic events of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by four children: Rod (Donna) Bruenger of Augusta, IL, Terri Whitaker of Bowen, IL, Steve (Lisa) Bruenger of West Point, IL, and Alana (Greg) Flesner of Bowen, IL. Grandchildren: Tecia Lantz, Trista (Jason) Henry, Ross (Shelby) Bruenger, Ryan (Amy) Bruenger, Regan (Karlee) Bruenger, Skylar Bruenger, Stephanie Bruenger, and Dillon Flesner. Great Grandchildren: Delaney, Brilyn, and Kash Lantz, Jadyn, Jaren, and Jersy Henry, Avery and Elliot Bruenger, Graham and Crue Bruenger, and Blaize Bruenger.
He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Don (Evelyn) Hoing, brother-in-law, Wayne Bolton, sister-in-law Carol (Kenny) Thompson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Eileen Greer and Marlys Jones, infant twin siblings, and son-in-law, Brian Whitaker.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Bowen Christian Church in Bowen, IL by Rev. Ryan Derr. Burial will be in Harmony Township cemetery near Bentley, IL. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 pm Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the Bowen Christian Church. Memorials may be made to Good News Productions or the Southeastern Athletic Boosters.
The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL is handling arrangements.
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