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Sister Barbara Bruns, Phjc

July 11, 1919 — March 17, 2015

Sister Barbara Bruns (Leona Bruns), PHJC, 95, died on March 17, 2015 in the Catherine Kasper Home in Donaldson, Indiana. Sister is survived by her loving sisters, Marie Langlitz and Clare Rogers. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Raymond and Walter, and her sisters: Marcella Bresner, Irene Wagner, Loretta Hartman, Agnes Miller and Viola Humes.

Sister Barbara was born in Germantown, Illinois on July 11, 1919 to Herman and Wilhelmina (Kreke) Bruns. On September 4, 1937 she entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ congregation in Donaldson, Indiana and professed her first vows on June 25, 1940.

Sister received her B.S. at St. Louis University and M.A. in Theology at St. Xavier University. Sister’s ministerial life included being an elementary teacher and/or principal. For a short time Sister was a teacher at Ancilla Domini High School and Ancilla College in Donaldson, Indiana, and tutored many students. Sister Barbara was a prolific writer and shared that gift with others through poetry. She loved to play Pinochle and Scrabble and she had a great sense of humor and enjoyed sharing The Family Circus cartoons that appear in daily papers. Sister retired to the Catherine Kasper Home in 2005.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 4:30-8:00 p.m. in the Catherine Kasper Home Chapel, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, Indiana. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Liturgy will be held Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. in the Katherine Casper Home Chapel, Donaldson. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Donaldson.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Development Fund, P.O. Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513. Online donations www.poorhaindmaids.org
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