William Elliott Bruning
April 13, 1928 – January 1, 2023
William “Bill” Elliott Bruning, 94, of Omaha, Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather, passed away on January 1, 2023. He was born on April 13, 1928, to Mary Jane (Gosch) and Albert Kirk Bruning. Married to Lois, they raised two daughters, Abby Lee and Elizabeth Ann. Bill loved traveling and being the life of the party. He traveled for his career as a manufacturer sales rep, selling railroad parts across the country and bringing back many colorful stories he would share over a cocktail.
William was preceded in death and welcomed into heaven by his loving wife Lois H. Bruning, daughter Elizabeth Ann Bruning, granddogs Bailey and Maggie, father Albert Kirk Bruning, mother Mary Jane Gosch, stepmother Esther Bruning, his best friend and cousin Fred Bruning; and numerous other cousins, family, and friends.
He is survived and missed by his daughter Abby Hansen (Randy); granddaughter Dakota Feyerherm (Mitch); great-grandchildren, Tristan and Ava Feyerherm; sister Lucielle Cardella; niece Antonia Cardella; granddog Bella and so many more who will cherish their memories of him and celebrate Bill’s zest for life.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 13th, from 5-7 p.m. at West Center Chapel. Friends and Family are invited to celebrate his life on Saturday, January 14th, from noon to 4 p.m. at Big Fred’s Pizza, 1101 S. 119th St.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Humane Society or the Kim Foundation/Suicide Prevention.