Christopher ‘Chris’ Bruns, 28
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 11:09am admin
May 15, 1991 —
May 19, 2019
KASSON - Christopher Lee Bruns, age 28 of Kasson, Minn., formerly of Lawler, Iowa, died from cardiac arrest on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, Minn.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on May 24, 2019 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Lawler, with Rev. Aaron Junge celebrating the Mass. Interment followed at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Christopher Lee Bruns was born on May 15, 1991, in New Hampton, Iowa, the son of Jeff and Lyn (Meissen) Bruns. He attended Turkey Valley Schools and was a 2010 graduate of Turkey Valley High School. When he was a child, he was always known to be full of energy and have a wonderful imagination.
Chris was part of the Lawler Fire Department, Chickasaw Rescue Squad, Owatonna Fire Department and Mantorville Fire Department. Being a fireman was very important to him. He always said his dream was to live at a firehouse and be a full-time firefighter. He achieved that goal at the young age of 25 while living in Owatonna and loved every minute of it. Chris also worked at Dave Syverson Trucking and the Kasson-Mantorville Community School District.
A person could often catch Chris pulling a practical joke on one of his family members or friends. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was always making people laugh. He also enjoyed cooking and creating different concoctions in the kitchen.
Racing was another big part of Chris’ life. He met his long-time girlfriend, Alyssa Thevenot, at a race shop through a mutual friend. It continued to be a thing the couple enjoyed together. Chris raced at Upper Iowa Speedway, Fayette County Speedway, Deer Creek Speedway and the Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wis., just to name a few. He also pitted for a lot of different drivers throughout the years and always enjoyed being around the track.
Chris is survived by his father, Jeff Bruns of Cresco, Iowa; mother, Lyn (James) Bailey of Lawler; long-time girlfriend, Alyssa Thevenot of Kasson; paternal grandmother, Jan Bruns of Cresco; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jack and Leona Meissen; paternal grandfather, Joseph Bruns; and uncle, Jim Melver.