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Pearl Catherine Bruner

August 31, 1925 December 16, 2018
Pearl Catherine Bruner
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Obituary – Pearl Catherine Bruner
Pearl Catherine (Houk) Bruner, age 93, of Leon, Iowa, the daughter of Herschel Freeman and Flora Merle (Roland) Houk, was born August 31, 1925, in Mercer County, Missouri. She died at her Hillside Apartment home on Sunday, December 16, 2018.
Pearl married Otis William “Bill” Bruner on July 30, 1942, in Missouri, south of Pleasanton, Iowa. They were blessed with one son, Larry. They lived in the Leon area where she worked for the Decatur County Hospital and the Leon Medical Clinic for over 50 years.
Pearl was the matriarch of her family. She loved her grandkids, great grandkids, nieces and nephews. When she was able, she enjoyed attending church at Bethel Baptist Church, then Calvary Baptist Church. She worked until she was almost 80 years old and loved being around people, cooking, reading, and writing letters.
Preceding her in death were her parents: husband of 66 years, Bill Bruner; two brothers, Freeman and Raymond Houk; and sisters, Merle Draper, Betty Jackson and Joy Eileen Houk.
Survivors include her son and wife, Larry and Imogene Bruner of Lamoni, Iowa; three grandchildren, Craig and Brenda Bruner of Buffalo, Minnesota, Christine and Patrick Connolly of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, and Carina and Jack Hill of Roseville, Minnesota; seven great grandchildren, Laura and Erik Bruner, Cody and Caley Connolly, and Noah, Leah and Makaiah Hill; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church in Leon, Iowa at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2018, with Rev. Max Carmichael and Rev. Jerry McFerron officiating. Burial will be in the Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Iowa. Arrangements were through the Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa.
Memorials may be given to Calvary Baptist Church in Pearl’s memory.

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12:00 PM 12/21/2018 12:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/21/2018 8:00:00 PM
Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home

103 NE Mill Street
Leon, IA 50144

Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m.

Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home
103 NE Mill Street Leon 50144 IA
United States





10:00 AM 12/22/2018 10:00:00 AM
Calvary Baptist Church

1302 NE Poplar Street
Leon, IA 50144

Calvary Baptist Church
1302 NE Poplar Street Leon 50144 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Decatur Cemetery Final Resting Place

Decatur, IA 50067

Decatur 50067 IA
United States

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Calvary Baptist Church

1302 NE Poplar Street
Leon, IA 50144

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