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Robert Brunner, 89, Woodstock

Robert “Bob” Brunner, 89, Woodstock, died Friday, June 11, 2016. 

In April 1979, he married Sophie Ann Bucher. 

He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, in the 37th Infantry Division and the 49th Infantry Division, and was stationed in the Philippines and Japan. 

He attended Northwestern University. He worked for The First National Bank of Chicago, Chicago Title Company and Liberty Mutual Savings and Loan. He lived in Chicago, Arlington Heights and Woodstock. He was an active member of Presbyterian Church of Norwood Park, serving on the governing boards, teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir. 

When the Brunners moved to Woodstock, they became members of First Presbyterian Church of Woodstock. He enjoyed traveling to Europe, reading extensively, listening to classical music and having intellectual discussions with family and friends. 

Survivors include a son, Charles (Nancy) Cain; two granddaughters, Stephanie Cain and Jennifer (Jason) Heeres; and three great-grandsons, Benjamin, Nicholas and Zachary Heeres. 

He was preceded in death by his wife. 

Donations in his memory can be made to the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

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