Emil "Butch" J. Brune, age 77 of Loose Creek, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014, at Westphalia Hills.
Butch was born August 21, 1936, in Freeburg, a son to the late August and Elizabeth (Reinkemeyer) Brune.
Butch was a 1954 graduate of Fatima High School.
On May 25, 1957, he was united in marriage to Betty Wilson in Loose Creek. She survives of the home.
Butch had worked as a truck driver hauling feed for area turkey farmers.
Butch was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie # 2396 in Jefferson City. Butch was a founding member of Boy Scouts Troop #76 which was established in 1976.
Butch enjoyed gardening, camping, traveling, fishing and spending time with his family.
In addition to his spouse of 57 years, Butch is survived by: three sons, Keith Brune and his wife Susan of Philadelphia, PA, Scott Brune and his wife Karen of Taos, and Mark Brune of Linn: one daughter, Kristy Luebbert and her husband Norbert of Westphalia; one brother, Alfred Brune and his wife Joan of Freemont, NE; one sister, Marie Kempker and her husband Harold of Jefferson City; a daughter-in-law, Susan Brune of Florence, SC; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by a son, Michael Brune and two brothers, Vincent and Hubert Brune.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Morton Chapel in Linn. A prayer service will be held at 3:00 p.m.
An additional visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 11, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 11, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek with Fr. Don Antweiler as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice Compassus or a charity of the donor's choice.