Elisabeth Bruns, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Friday April 5, 2013 at the age of 78. She was born February 7, 1935 in Ulm, Germany to Lorenz and Anna Oesterle. Elisabeth is survived by her husband of 53 years, Carl Bruns, her children Dr. Eric Bruns “Uncle Dude”, Katrina Monson, and Andrea (Robert) Buzek, her grandchildren Cristina, Dana, Captain Benjamin (Michelle) of the US Army, Jacob, Claire, Kyle, and Alex, her siblings Karl Oesterle, Ulrich Oesterle, and Gertrud Loleit, her brothers-in-law, Horst and Gerhard, her sister-in-law Maria, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her siblings Margaret Heinrich, Doris Hohendorf, and Peter Oesterle. Friends of the family may visit on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 3:00pm until 9:00 pm at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday April 13, 2013 at 10:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church in the chapel 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. Interment will follow at Ridgewood Cemetery in Des Plaines, IL. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude.org For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
I love you and miss you SO much Grammy! Thank you for everything you have taught me and all the love, support and faith you have always had for me.
My sincere condolances to the family in the passing of this beautiful special lady. I knew Lisa for about 6 years, and she was always happy and never had anything negative to say about anything or anyone. She always had a smile and loved to come play Bunko. She will be truly missed.
Our deepest sympathy to you and Family. We all had many good times together.
I knew Lisa from the Foglia Y, where she came regularly to our water fitness classes. Everyone loved her — such an incredibly sweet lady!! When my 92-year-old mother visited and took the classes, Lisa was so kind to her and made her feel so welcomed and loved. She was a gift to us all, and she will be missed so very much.
Although we’ve only known Lisa and Carl for just under six years, our friendship with them seems to have been for a lifetime. We became very close friends from the first time they stopped by our house and introduced themselves to us. Within just a few months we were off on a cruise to South America together, and then another cruise up the east coast into Canada, just a year ago last fall.We were honored to help them celebrate there 50th anniversary. Our memories of the many things we did together will be with us for the rest of our lives, and will be among our most special treasures. Lisa, you will be missed so much and we know we will meet again someday in the beautiful place you have gone. Life’s journey will always allow beautiful families and friends to be together with our Lord. Until we meet again, our friend, our love will be with you.
Lisa was such a kind and fun person when we had our Bunco group. We missed her when she moved, but know that she loved and enjoyed being with your grandchildren and children. My prayers are with you to give you strength during this hard time. from Adele
Great Uncle Carl –
I am so sorry to hear of Great Aunt Lisa’s passing. I will keep you and the family in my prayers.
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