Friday, May 29, 2015


NAME OF DECEASED:   Phyllis Marlene Brunner     AGE:  78

ADDRESS:  233 South 7th Street, Medford, WI 54451

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, Thursday May 28, 2015 at 12:53 PM, under the care of Hope Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Monday June 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.

OFFICIATING:  Pastor Joshua Krieger

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: Monday June 1, 2015 from  9:00  - 10:45 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 17, 1936, Township of Greenwood, Medford, WI.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Medford Sr. High School.

MARRIAGE: Married Donald Dean Brunner, Sr.,  November 25, 1954 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Phyllis worked as a welder at Milwaukee Chair Company in the late 1950s, She then went on to work for Briggs & Stratton in Milwaukee. She returned home to Medford and began working for Tombstone Pizza, and retired from Tombstone after 24 years in 1999.  Phyllis enjoyed  painting ceramics, reading, and going camping with her family. She was an avid Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers fan. She also bowled in several different leagues in Milwaukee and Medford. Phyllis also took pleasure in hosting friends and family at her home.

MEMBER OF:  Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Donald Dean Brunner, Sr.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Donald (Patricia) Brunner, JR. of Howell, MI, Gregory (Denise) Brunner of Stetsonville, WI, Brian (Tim Kahanak)  Brunner of Clinton Township, MI, and Kimberly (Keith) May of Mocksville, NC.

GRANDCHILDREN: Matthew Brunner, Zachary Brunner, Melissa (Chris) Zuleger, Erin (Hutch) Ruggles        

GR-GRANDCHILDREN: Abigail Brunner, Hudsen Ruggles, Berkley Ruggles

SURVIVING BROTHER: Roger (Barbara) Steen of Westboro, WI.
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Ray Steen, Galen Steen, Shelby Zimmerlee, Bonnie Leach

DECEASED FATHER: Henry Steen       DECEASED MOTHER: Amanda Dassow

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Phyllis may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Hope Hospice.