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Wanda (Stampfli) Bruner, 89, Nashville

Wanda (Stampfli) Bruner, 89, of Nashville, passed away at 1:19 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Brown County Health & Living Community due to complications of a heart condition.

Wanda was born March 12, 1924 in New Castle. She grew up in Ft. Wayne and graduated from Ft. Wayne Southside School. After graduation, she got a job in Washington D.C. with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After a 2-year stint at the FBI, she moved to Chicago and went to work for Chrysler, where she met her future husband, William Stampfli. They were married in 1945.

While in high school, art was one of her majors and she was always interested in fashion designing. She enrolled in Vogue Art School. While there, she took a course in millinery, and really enjoyed that. After relocating to New Castle, she started a custom millinery business with her own label, Wanda Hordé.

In the mid seventies, the then-widowed Wanda Stampfli married Max Bruner and they relocated to Brown County settling in a log cabin on Coffey Hill.

She spent 10 years working in one of the Nashville shops, then retired from retail, bought the additional lot beside her log cabin and began gardening with a passion.

She was very visible in Brown County, having been an active and participating member of the Pioneer Woman and Garden Club. She was an avid and award-winning quilter. Her log cabin on Coffey Hill was chosen for one of the log cabin tours where her gardening talents were on display.

A celebration of life gathering will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 13 in the community room at Willow Manor in Nashville.

Online condolences can be sent to the Bruner family at www.barkesweaverglick.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Brown County Humane Society.

Wanda is survived by her daughters, Sheila (Joe) Dickman of Brown County and Patricia (Steve) Lineback of Indianapolis; step-son, Bruce Bruner of Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren, Kristen Franks, Kyle Rice, and Kelly Lineback; great-granddaughters, Rachel Coleman, Jackie Franks and Zoe Franks.

Arrangements were entrusted to Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.

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  • November 20
    Literary club
    2 p.m. Kathy Anderson's home
  • November 20
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 20
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 20
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • November 21
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 22
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 22
    Salt Creek Trailhead dedication for Meijer family planned
    10 a.m. by CVS Pharmacy, 292 S. Van Buren St., near junction of 46 East and 135 North
  • November 22
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 23
    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 28
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
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  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
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  • December 12
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    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
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