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Rev. Irving Bruhn dies at 89

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Rev. Irving K. Bruhn passed away March 2, 2007 at the Michaelsen Health Center, Batavia, Ill. He was 89 years old.

He was born July 1, 1917 in Hammond to Daniel and Selma (Roos) Bruhn, former Chesterton residents.

On Dec. 30, 1939 he married Evelyn Swanson, who preceded him in death in 1996.

Surviving are his second wife Dagmar and his two children, Rebecca Gibson of Pasadena, Calif. and Karl (Danielle) of Batavia, and three grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Alyce Scott of Chesterton and Mrs. Louise Lovell of Austin, Texas, nephew, Dan Bruhn of Chesterton, and nieces Mary Ann (Ron) Paul and Eva (Hugh) Hopkins.

He was preceded in death by his sister Florence Spangle and brother Eugene Bruhn.

He graduated from Griffith High School in 1935. For many years he was a Baptist and Methodist minister in South Dakota, New York and Illinois (Batavia, Lanark, Berwyn, Hazel Crest and Oak Park) and he later raised funds for churches (Board of Global Ministries). He retired in 1982.

His body was donated to Loyola Medical School.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.


Posted 3/7/2007