Richard Bruner, 56, of Topeka, passed away on November 15, 2023, with family by his side.
He was born on July 16, 1967 to Donald and Mary (Campbell) Bruner in Wichita, KS.
Richard dedicated over two decades to Systems Furniture Installation/
Maintenance at Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Topeka, KS.
In his most recent chapter, he used his skills and expertise with the maintenance
department at Laird Noller Ford in Topeka, KS.
On September 25, 1997, Richard married Melody Rust. Richard and Melody lived in Ozawkie, Ks.
While they later took separate paths, their friendship allowed for a cohesive team in co-parenting their
son Joshua Bruner, age 17, both having relocated to Topeka, KS.
Richard showed compassion by lending a helping hand to others with his ability to help and fix almost anything.
He enjoyed spending his spare time fishing with his son. Through the years he enjoyed
camping. He was the best griller and breakfast maker for his family. Richard flew his Kansas
City Chiefs flags high, looking forward to game days. It wasn't just about football but also
cheering on his team and spending quality time with his son. Richard's favorite holiday was the 4th of July.
He loved buying and shooting off the biggest and best fireworks to light up the sky. The lasting memories and
the brightness he brought to the lives of those who knew him we will hold in our hearts forever.
Richard is survived by his son; Joshua Bruner, brother; Eddie Bruner (Linda),
sisters Sandy L Turkin; and Dianna K Bruner, as well as nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; Donald W Bruner, mother; Mary K. Bruner, and sister; Donna M. Jennings.
A Celebration of Richard’s Life will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023,
10:00 am until 12:00 pm at the Penwell-Gabel - Mid-Town Chapel, 1321 SW. 10th Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66604.
Memorials are suggested to Midland Care Hospice, at https://midlandcare.org/support-us/donate-online
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