Velida Lois Bruns was born March 23, 1931, to Henry and Carrie (Franzen) Bruns in rural Titonka. She attended a country school through the 8th grade. After graduating from Titonka High School in 1948, she attended Wartburg College where she received her teaching degree. She touched the lives of many children during her years of teaching in the Titonka and Britt school systems.
Velida was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Titonka where she was baptized and confirmed. For many years Velida served as a Sunday school teacher, the Sunday school superintendent and served on the Immanuel Lutheran Church council. Velida took great interest in her church family and in the children she taught. Velida was also an active member of the Women of ELCA at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Velida was an active member of the Titonka American Legion Auxiliary, Care Center Helpmate and a past member of the Titonka Library Board. She enjoyed knitting, reading, traveling, and visiting and entertaining family and friends.
Velida died Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. She was 88.
Velida is survived by her sister-in-law, Marlys Bruns of Titonka; nephews, Wayne (Kim) Bruns of Urbandale, Russell (Diane) Bruns of Titonka, Brian Bruns of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Scott (Jennifer) Bruns of Troy, Michigan; great-nieces, Jennifer (Zach) Ostercamp, Jaci (Josh) Cox, Joni (Keith) Hefley, Katie (Lucas) Droessler, and Emma Bruns; great-nephews, Chris (Rachel Lippincott) Bruns and Griffin Bruns; great-great-nieces, Ivy Ostercamp and Shayden Hefley; and great-great-nephews, Bo Ostercamp and Cooper Hefley; and many other relatives and friends who will miss her greatly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Carrie Bruns and brother Norman Bruns.
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What a beautiful lady inside and out, so kind and humble. The graduates of Titonka were blessed by having her as a teacher. May she now be eternally blessed. Kathy Ubben Nelson
Our sympathy and prayers for the family. I so enjoyed working with Velida at Britt Elementary. She loved teaching and was always so upbeat about working with the children. May she rest in peace. Marvin and Sue Hrubes
Velida was one of a kind! Her quiet low voice made her students listen better. Her kind and generous heart made them know that she loved them! And she was always ready to chuckle - especially with Mrs Dallman!
She was a wonderful teacher and role model for her students! Heaven is so much sweeter!!!
A true angel here on earth to so many and heaven is sweeter today with her in it.
She was my kindergarten teacher and I thought she was the best then and to this day! And I know Dad has many memories of her as a teacher too. She always remembered everyone and was so kind. She will be missed!
She was a great teacher at the West Hancock Elementary School. I definitely remember having her way back. She kept your "What do you want to be when you Grow Up" paper all through the years- and give it to you for graduation. What a lady! 💛
My condolences to the family!
sorry for your loss-lovely lady!!!
Where do I begin? This lady was one of the best! She was Mom's roommate in Titonka Care Center! She was so good to mom, even the days when mom was having a bad one! I can't begin Thank You! She grew her wings the first day I met her! I know her and mom are rekindling the fire! Thank you so much, Vilida! Until we meet again! ♡ you!
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