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Thomas Bruns, 71, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011 at his residence in Columbia City.
He was born March 19, 1940 in Fort Wayne.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the VietNam War.
Thomas worked as a tool and die maker with W. S. Shamban, which is now Trelleborg Sealing Solutions for 45 years, retiring in 2005.
He was a member of the HOBO CB Club and his handle was #59.
Surviving are his daughters, Kellie (Ulysses) Luna and Jennie (Alton) Salary both of Fort Wayne; son Shannon (Jill Kinsey) Bruns of Colo.; grandchildren, Christopher and Raymon Luna, Paloma Bruns, Ben Shirely, Bailey Salary and Genann Salary; a brother, Joe (Etna) Bruns of Indiana.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home.