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Holm Funeral Home
Elmer Bruns, 94, died February 16, 2009 at the Keokuk County Health
Center in Sigourney, Iowa. He was born August 1, 1914 near Sigourney
to George and Alvina Beinke Bruns. He attended grade school at
Conner #5 and graduated from Sigourney High School in 1933. He
married Bernadeen Standfield on November 6, 1935 at St. Paul
Evangelical and Reformed Church parsonage in Sigourney. They lived
and farmed south of Sigourney. He drove truck for V.A.
Schimmelphing. Malcolm worked for Sigourney schools as a janitor and
later was a bus driver and head mechanic for 30 years. He was the
time keeper at football and basketball games, wrestling meets, and
drove the team bus until his last grandchild graduated from high
school. In the 1970’s Malc and Cloyd Strobel started Sure Catch
Catfish Bait. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and trapped for many
years and loved to travel from the Pacific to the Atlantic, the Gulf
of Mexico to Canada. On September 5, 1982 he married Irene Blaylock
at Strobel Brothers south of Sigourney. Malcolm enjoyed family get
togethers. He was a member of the St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed
10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Holm Funeral Home in Sigourney.
A Memorial fund has been Established.
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