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Derald Juluis Brunner

December 3, 1946 ~ March 25, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Derald Brunner Obituary

Derald "Dotch" Brunner, 77 passed away unexpectantly Monday, March 25, 2024, at Mayo Clinic Health System - Eau Claire.

Dotch was born to Edward and Irene (Fedie) Brunner on December 3, 1946, in Pepin, WI. He was raised on the family farm in Durand WI. He graduated from Durand High school and was drafted into the United States Army in 1967 to serve in the Vietnam war where he was awarded the Purple Heart. After returning from the war, he married Marjorie "Marg" Brantner on April 26, 1969, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Eau Claire. Together Dotch and Marg raised three wonderful sons.

Dotch enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and football. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great grandson.

Dotch was a devoted worker at Pope and Talbot/Cascades Paper Mill - Eau Claire, where he retired after 40 years of employment. Dotch was also a member of the American Legion Post 181, Durand WI.

He is preceded in Death by his parents, his wife Marg, and his son Gregory "Buck".
He is survived by his son, Dave (Shiela), son, Tony (Sheila); grandchildren, Kara (David) Lindblad, Julia (Cody) Hammerle, Shawn (Kelsey) Brunner, Jordan (Jake) Brunner, Morgan (Grace) Brunner and great grandson, Holden Lindblad; sisters, Viginia (Dick) Fritz, Marlene (Jerry) Dammen and Rita (Ken) Lawrenz; brothers, Stanley (Lorna) Brunner, Mike (Karlan) Brunner and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 12:00PM- 2:00PM with a Prayer Service held at 2:00PM on Friday, April 5, 2024, at the WEST CHAPEL - Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral & Cremation Services, 1405 N Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI, with Christine Warloski officiating. Inurnment will take place at Calvary Cemetery Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum, Eau Claire, WI., with military honors conducted by Durand American Legion Post 181.

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April 5, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
WEST CHAPEL Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home
1405 N. Clairemont Ave
Eau Clarie, WI 54703

Memorial Service
April 5, 2024

2:00 PM
WEST CHAPEL Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home
1405 N. Clairemont Ave
Eau Clarie, WI 54703

Graveside Service
April 5, 2024

3:00 PM
Calvary Cemetery Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum
4100 S. Hastings Way
Eau Claire, WI 54701


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