Richard A. Bruno, 75, of Belleville, IL; born on September 16, 1937 in Randolph County, IL; passed away on Monday, December 10, 2012 at his home in Belleville, IL.
Richard retired from Leise Lumber in Belleville, IL. He was a United States Army Veteran. He was a member of Teamsters Local #50. Richard was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is preceded in death by his parents – James and Ella, nee Blank, Bruno. 1 brother – Bill Bruno. 1 brother-in-law Robert Wilderman. 2 nephews.
He is survived by his wife Karen, nee Brugere, Bruno whom he married on November 26, 1980 in Benton, KY. Children – Crystal (Mark) Mabra of Belleville, IL; Vicki Claro of Belleville, IL; Brenda Gallaher of Arnold, MO; Doug (Tamara) Muench of Paris, TN. Grandchildren – Josh Muench of Paris, TN; Ryan (Kasey) Muench of Milan, TN; Breanna Williams of Belleville, IL; Specialist Larry (Paige) Claro of Fort Wood, TX; Jacob Gallaher of Arnold, MO; Caleb Gallaher of Arnold, MO; Hannah Gallaher of Arnold, MO; Kaitlyn Mabra of Belleville, IL 5 Great-Grandchildren. Brother and Sisters – James Bruno of Crystal River, FL; Dorothy (Lawrence) Meister of Cove, AK; Patsy Wilderman of New Athens, IL; Joann Bruno of New Athens, IL; Rose (Jack) Schubert of New Athens, IL. And many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the donor’s choice.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
Services: Memorial service will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL of Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2:00pm with Rev. John Lukomski officiating.