Evelyn Mae Bruns

DETROIT LAKES – Evelyn Mae Bruns, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died June 20, 2014 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Evelyn Mae Schwecke was born in Bismarck, N.D. on May 7, 1922 to Dietrich and Lydia (Boettcher) Schwecke. During her early childhood years Evelyn moved to Gibbon, and resided there until moving to Detroit Lakes in May 2011.

Evelyn is survived by her children, Brenda (Ken) Olsen, Charles (Janet) Bruns, Cheryl (Virgil) Lund and Michael (Colleen) Bruns; along with one brother, Floyd Schwecke, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 68 years, Clarence Bruns; two brothers, Robert and Donald; three sisters, Marion, Harriet and LeeOrda, and one grandson, Ross Lund.

Evelyn will be dearly missed by her family.

David Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Funeral Home

609 Hwy 10 E

Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


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