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Charles J. "Chuck" Bruning

September 28, 1952 — August 12, 2023


Charles J. “Chuck” Bruning, age 70, of Hartington, Nebraska died on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at Arbor Care Center in Hartington.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Hartington.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.  Visitation will continue on Wednesday one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers are his nephews: Mike, David, Mark, Jeremy and Joel Bruning, Bryan Wortmann, Jeff, John and Jamie Haag.  Honorary pallbearers are his nieces: Michelle Kreikemeier, Kris Brahmer, Amy Bruning, Anne McBride, Julie Harding, Jeana Robinette, Stacy Bass and Kristen Johnson.

Charles was born September 28, 1952 in Yankton, South Dakota to Vincent and Evelyn (Suing) Bruning.  He grew up on a farm east of Hartington and attended Mayflower Country School.  Chuck graduated from Cedar Catholic High School in 1970.  After graduation, he farmed with his father for several years until he started working for Hartington Concrete and then drove truck for Boeckman Ag. Chuck began working for the Cedar County road department in 2005 and worked until 2016 when health issues forced him to retire.  Chuck had been a resident of Arbor Care Center for the last three years where he received excellent care.  When Chuck was younger he enjoyed riding his motorcycle and fishing with his nieces and nephews. He loved going on a drive in the country or on a walk around town.  Chuck loved his family, especially his daughter Megan, who was his pride and joy.

Chuck is survived by his daughter, Megan (Zach) Hingst of Hartington; two sisters: Carol Wortmann of Naples, FL and Dorothy (Robert) Haag of Mead, NE; three sisters-in-law, Carol Bruning of Hartington, Nancy Bruning of Wisner, NE and Marlyce Bruning of Coleridge, NE; and many nieces and nephews.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Jim, Darrell, Don, Gerald “Jerry” and one in infancy; and a brother-in-law, Dave Wortmann.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, August 15, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Wintz Funeral Home – Hartington

203 W Franklin St, Hartington, NE 68739

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

404 S Broadway Ave, Hartington, NE 68739

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