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Craig Brunssen

December 4, 1948 November 2, 2020
Craig Brunssen
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Obituary for Craig Brunssen

Atkins-Craig Brunssen, 71, passed away Monday, November 2, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a short illness.
Private family services will be held Saturday, November 7, 2020 at St. John Lutheran Church in Keystone with Rev. B. Andrew Wright officiating. Please wear a mask. A Celebration of Life for Craig will be held at a later date.
Craig was born December 4, 1948, in Belle Plaine, Iowa, the son of Dallas and Phyllis Powers Brunssen. He graduated from Garrison High School in 1967. After graduation, Craig proudly served six years in the Army Reserves.
Craig’s lifetime career was farming- from which he never retired. When he did find some “down time”, Craig was his happiest while spending time at Holiday Lake, mowing lawn, riding his bike and spending time with family.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joyce; two sons: Kyle (Fiance-Cindy Wilhelm) and Mitch (Carrie Brown) Brunssen; daughter: Alissa (Zach) Mann; eight grandchildren:Maddie, Kellen and Rilynn Mann, Anastasia Brunssen, Isaak, Nate, Levi and Jackson Schmitz; three brothers: Orlyn (Kathy)Brunssen, Gaylan (Karen) Brunssen and Kim (Karen) Brunssen.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dennis.
Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Craig and his family. Condolences may be left at

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10:30 AM 11/7/2020 10:30:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church

201 4th Ave.
Keystone, IA 52249

Private family services. Please wear a mask.

St. John Lutheran Church
201 4th Ave. Keystone 52249 IA
United States

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