Ronald G. Bruening, 83, Kewaunee, passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, September 5, 2023, with his family by his side. Ronald was born on June 1, 1940, to the late Henry and Anna (Thompson) Bruening. On January 6, 1990, he married Gail Wentz. Ron graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1959. He was a member of the US Army and Army Reserve from 1962-1968. Ron was one of the founding members of Muskrat City Sportsman club for several years. During his membership he served as the Secretary and later as President of the club. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, cooking, and of course spending time with his family. Ron had a great sense of humor, a real jokester. And, since his retirement, he was a wood carver that worked for perfection.
Ron is survived by his wife, Gail Bruening; his children, Bryan (Sarah) Bruening, Nicole (Jason) Meinhardt, Ronald “Chip” Bruening, Melissa (Corey) Olmsted, and Sara Van Klooster; grandchildren, Vinn Bruening, Madysen (fiancé Trevor) Thayse, Max Thayse, Rex Van Klooster, and Nori Van Klooster; twin brother, Donald Bruening; sisters, Mariann (John) Shefchik, and Lynn (Bob) Wochos; sister-in-law, Kris (Larry) Race; as well as by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Anna Bruening; in-laws, Richard (Shirley) Wentz; brother-in-law, Kurt Wentz; as well as by many aunts and uncles.
Visitation will take place at Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services – Kewaunee, on Friday, September 8, 2023, from 9:30-11:45 am. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12:00 pm (noon) at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Msgr. Jim Dillenburg officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolence messages may be shared at KinnardFCS.com.
The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at Autumn Fields in Luxemburg where he was a resident for 4 years. Also a thank you to the staff at Waterfall Health in Algoma and Unity Hospice for their outstanding compassionate care.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ronald G. Bruening, please visit our flower store.