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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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    Bingo
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  • December 19
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  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
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    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
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  • December 20
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  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
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    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
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    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
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    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
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    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
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    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
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  • December 25
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  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West