Kurt Ervin Bruns, 82, of Silex, passed away Thursday, May 30. 2024, at Elsberry Health Care Facility.

Funeral services for Kurt will be Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Bibb-Veach Funeral Homes and Crematory in Silex with Pastor Jeffrey Dock officiating. Burial will be in the New Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, June 3, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Bibb-Veach Funeral homes and Crematory in Silex.

Kurt was born September 6, 1941 in St. Charles, Missouri to Ervin William and Irma R. (Meers) Bruns. He was united in marriage to Margaret “Elaine” Hart on June 8, 1963 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Charles. Elaine survives.

Also surviving are children Tom (Michelle) Bruns of Corso, Tim (Sharon) Bruns of Middletown, and Sally (Todd) Phillips of Union, Missouri; grandchildren: Michael, Tessa, Nick, Brooke, Luke, Grant, and Cole; great-grandchildren, Riley, Jaxson, and Everly; sisters, Margaret (Ronnie) Plackemeier of Silex, Mary (Bill) Wehmeyer of Flint Hill, Missouri, and Carol (Mike) Brocker of Portage Des Sioux, Missouri; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

Kurt was preceded in death by his parents.

Kurt grew up in St. Peters on the family farm. He attended school at Immanuel Lutheran and St. Charles High School, graduating in 1959. Following graduation, Kurt worked as a dry wall hanger. He later was employed with McDonnell Douglas for ten years as he also helped his father run the family farm. In 1971, Kurt and his family moved in Silex and continued farming. Kurt was a member of the Olney Fire Department, Trinity Lutheran Church, Lincoln County Pork Producers, Farm Bureau, Silex School Board, State and National Corn Growers, Silex FFA, and Northwest Fire Protection District. Kurt’s family was also the recipient of Farm Family of the Year.

Pallbearers will be Michael Bruns, Nick Bruns, Luke Bruns, Grant Miller, Cole Denbow, Matt Mueller, Joey Thompson, and Steve Plackemeier.

Memorials may be made to Silex FFA or Northwest Fire Protection District.