Ray is survived by his wife, Marie; daughter Bonnie and husband Galen Pieper of Wauwatosa, WI; son Stanley Bruns and wife Kathy (Grosor) of Beaver Crossing, NE. Grandchildren include: Heather and husband Darrell Allen of David City, NE, Jared Pieper and wife Lana of Pewaukee, WI, Jessica and husband Tim Heins of Tea, SD, Lindsey Pieper of Cudahy, WI, Andrea and husband Andrew Dey of Gresham, NE, Todd Pieper of Cudahy, WI, Danielle Bruns of Lincoln, NE. Ray is also survived by nine great-grandchildren: Madeline and Isabel Pieper of Pewaukee, WI, Spencer and Stanley Allen of David City, NE, Peyton, Olivia and Lincoln Heins of Tea, SD, and Dawson and Luke Dey of Gresham, NE. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Ralph Bruns.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Metz Chapel, York, NE. Burial will follow in York’s Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 pm Thursday and 9 am-9 pm Friday with the family greeting friends 6-8 pm. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.