November 9, 1939 - February 17, 2021
Arnie Bruner was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Eva & Kenneth Brumer. He grew up in the Benson area and attended Benson High. He was employed for 45 years as a heavy equipment operator. He worked for Peterson, McArdle and Negus & Sons. He was a 42 year member of local 571. He died at Solaris Specialty Hospital in Brownsville, TX., while staying at “his happy place” in Port Isabel, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eva & Kenneth Bruner; son, Wane Bruner; sisters, Donna & brother in law, Les Vaughn, Mary Ann White, Diane Bruner; brother, Kenneth Bruner. Survived by wife of 52 years, Mary “Kathy” Bruner; daughter Nicole (Chris) Eldred; sons, Scott (Kyla) Babcock, Dan (Julie) Bruner. 13 Grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren. He loved to fish and spent most of his retirement, fishing in Nebraska & South Dakota with his friend John, and Port Isabel, Texas with neighbors. He not only caught them, he cleaned and cooked them. He was the official fish fryer at the fish fry’s while staying at his winter home in Port Isabel, Texas. In Omaha, he fed his family and neighbors his delicious fried fish. Arnie taught his kids and grandkids how to fish & their fishing excursions will be greatly missed. He also was a great babysitter when the grandkids were little. He was an excellent pool player, playing in Benson leagues, Big Johns, and Long Island Village, in Port Isabel, Texas. He enjoyed poker games and Friday night bingo with his friend Pat. He loved keeping his yard beautiful, both in Omaha and Texas and spent many hours working on them. He wouldn’t stop until a project was done. He was a very hard worker and continued to be very active, although in constant pain from 4 back surgeries. He wouldn’t let it stop him from fishing or working on projects, although he suffered for it. He was a great cook and loved cooking on the grill. He will be missed by his family friends, and from the Legion 374 post, VFW post 8334, fishing buddies and pool league. Memorial Service 1p.m., Saturday, April 24, 2021 with visitation starting at 11:30 a.m. at Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel.
Arnie Bruner was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Eva & Kenneth Brumer. He grew up in the Benson area and attended Benson High. He was employed for 45 years as a heavy equipment operator. He worked for Peterson, McArdle and Negus & Sons. He was a... View Obituary & Service Information
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