Longtime business and civic leader Harold Homer Bruner died Oct. 29, 2013, at Veterans Medical Center in Grand Junction. He was 92.
Funeral services were held Nov. 2 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta with Jane Dupree officiating. Inurnment followed at Cory Cemetery with Grand Mesa VFW Post #9221 presiding.
Mr. Bruner was born in the Austin/Cory area July 13, 1921, to Arthur and Martha (Drysdale) Bruner.
He graduated from Delta High School in 1939. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 3rd Infantry Division in North Africa, Sicily and Italy.
On Jan. 30, 1946, he married Emma Lou Pollard in Austin. They celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in January.
Mr. Bruner was a farmer and worked for a department store. He worked at Remington Men's Store in Delta, becoming a part owner and retiring after 30 years.
He served on the Cottonwood Golf Course board of directors and was a member of Cottonwood Golf Club and Deer Creek Golf Club. He was a member of the Delta Chamber of Commerce for 30 years.
Mr. Bruton enjoyed bowling, farming and playing golf and baseball. He lived most of his life in Delta County which he called "God's country."
He is survived by his wife, Emma Lou Bruner of Grand Junction; a son, Arthur (Sharon) Bruner of Fruita; two daughters, Linda Sperry of Grand Junction (Robert "Bob" Sperry of Maricopa, Ariz.) and Tonya (Matt) Geerts of Delta; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Vern, Ivan, Charles, Hugh, Jack, Merle and Benjamin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1919 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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