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Mark Bruning

Mark Bruning

1940 - 2022

Mark L. Bruning age 82 of Rogers Township passed away November 22, 2022 at MyMichigan Health in Alpena.

He was born September 9, 1940 in Rogers City to Kenneth and Melva (Hagen) Bruning.

Mark is survived by his wife, Donna; five children, Jenny (Brian) Peacock, Tammy LaRoche, Marie (Troy) Elowsky, Kenneth (Janine Elliott) Bruning and Brandi (Lucas) LaCross; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a brother, Timothy (Carolyn) Bruning.

He was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth W. and Melva Bruning; and a brother David K. Bruning.

After graduating from Rogers City High School Mark started working at the Calcite Limestone Quarry. He was drafted and served in the United States Army as a military policeman. While in the service he met, fell in love, and married an army nurse; Donna Eastman from Maine. When they returned to Rogers City, Mark continued working at the quarry. He started raising mink and fox in 1965. Mark retired from the limestone quarry after more than 30 years. In recent years his daughter Marie took over fox farming. Mark loved his family. He especially enjoyed teaching kids about the animals. He loved hunting, trapping, and fishing. Mark was interested in all things nature. He loved to read and was a talented decoy carver. Always ready with a story. He lived a life enjoying the outdoors.

No services are planned.

Memorials can be made to St. John Lutheran Church or school in memory of Mark Bruning.

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