Marvel Ann Bruning was born August 28, 1944, in Denison, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence and Edna Ransom. She passed away at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa, Monday, August 21, 2017, at the age of seventy-two.
Marvel received her education in the area schools. On February 1, 1964, she was united in marriage to Ronald Bruning in Jefferson, Iowa, and the couple made their home in Carroll, later moving to Denison.
She was a very forthright person, having no fear. Her family was very important to her and she enjoyed cooking and always preparing hot meals for them. She also enjoyed fishing and camping throughout the Midwest and Minnesota and doing puzzles with her grandchildren, dancing with her husband years ago, going to the casino, playing cards and looking at flowers. Country western movies and Price is Right were her favorite TV shows.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Ronald in 2009; two children in infancy; six brothers, Larry, Robert, Darold, Thomas, Jim and Dale; three sisters, Diane, Norma and Darlyne; two half-brothers, Willis and Donald; and one half-sister, Donna. Survivors include: two daughters; Carla and special friend, Craig; and Pam; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; three sisters: Julie and her husband, Dennis; Janice and her husband, Junior; and Carol; one brother; Kenneth and his wife, Beulah; other relatives and friends.