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Helen J. Brunner, 68

Helen J. Brunner, age 68, of Hastings, died Friday, Aug. 15, at her home.

Helen was born to Surrency James and Mary Elizabeth (Current) Walker on Oct. 30, 1945, in Greenfield, Ohio. She married Larry Martin Brunner in Greenfield, on June 29, 1965, and had worked as a nurse at Regina Assisted Living Facility in Hastings.

She loved "The Island" and spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry; and sister, Roberta.

Helen is survived by her daughters, Angela (Greg) Throne of Lakeville, and Stephanie (Mike) Miller of Farmington; granddaughters, Amanda Brunner, Felicia and Sarah Throne, and KC Nicole Miller; siblings, Marjorie Weeks, Rosemary (Jessie) Whited, Vernon (Arlene) Walker, David (Kathy) Walker, and Robert (Marjorie) Walker, all of Ohio, and Rita Gorman of Savage, Minn.; also nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

The funeral service, officiated by Gordon Gathright, was held 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 East Seventh St., Hastings, with visitation two hours prior to the service. Private interment was in Lakeside Cemetery.

Pallbearers were her four granddaughters and two sons-in-law.

Arrangements were with the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419.