William "Bill" Brunner, 87, Sidney, MT

A visitation was held on Monday Jan. 29, 2024 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. Celebration of Life services are being planned for a later date. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at http://www.fulkersons.com.

William (Bill) Brunner beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to many passed away on Jan. 22, 2024, at the Sidney Health Center surrounded by family. He is joining his beloved wife Darlene in heaven.

Bill was born in Padroni, CO, on Oct. 24, 1936 to Godfrey and Grace Brunner. He grew up on the family farm in Padroni along with two brothers: James Brunner and Donald Brunner and three sisters: Virginia Amen, Mildred Rose, and Betty Andersen.

On Feb. 17, 1957, Bill was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Darlene Mae Bunning. They were married for 56 years until Darlene passed away on Dec. 23, 2013.

In 1968, he supervised the dismantling and reconstruction of the plant in Fairview MT, later supervising the construction, maintenance, and operation of several gas plants, compressor stations, and pipeline operations in the area. In 1994, he was transferred to Denver, CO, returning in 1996 to the Sidney area to be closer to family and grandchildren.

Together they had three daughters: Pam (Dan) Smith, Sidney; Tami (Terry) Weaver, Billings, MT; Peggy Brunner, Sidney, MT, and one son Jeff (Shelly) Brunner, Breckenridge, MN. He loved watching and supporting his children and grandchildren in all of the activities they were involved in. He had eight grandchildren: Lisa (Joshua Vogel) Warner, Billings, MT; Heather (Brock) Nelson, Dickinson, ND, Megan Smith, Dickinson, ND, Alex (Jamie) Weaver, Billings,MT; Jess (Katie) Weaver, Billings, MT, Brandon Brunner, Breckenridge, MN; Nicholas Brunner, Breckenridge, MN; and Nathan Brunner, Breckenridge, MN. He also had seven great grandchildren: Alexa Warner, Billings, Sterling Warner, Billings, Parker Nelson, Dickinson, Taylor Nelson, Dickinson, Jayden Nelson, Dickinson, Agnes Weaver, Billings, and Mei Weaver, Billings. He was always their best cheerleader and traveled many miles to Billings, Dickinson, and Breckenridge to support them in their sports and activities.

He spent several years on the Fairview School Board, served on the Zion Lutheran Church Council, and was a trustee for the Lonsdale Methodist Church. He always enjoyed spending time visiting with people. For many years he would take his daily walk out to McDonalds and have coffee and visit with a group of friends. He also loved doing woodworking making some beautiful projects over the years. He made numerous beautiful diamond willow canes and walking sticks.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents Godfrey and Grace Brunner, his beloved wife Darlene, sisters Virginia Amen and Mildred Rose, brother James Brunner and one infant son.

Our Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, and friend will be greatly missed.

 

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