Kirk J. Bruins

Date of Death: Jul 30, 2013
Kirk J. Bruins
[highlight_text] (1969 – 2013) [/highlight_text] Kirk J. Bruins, 44, of Brandon died Tuesday, July 30, 2013.


[leftcolumn] Kirk was born February 1, 1969 in Waupun, the son of Keith and Donna Voss Bruins. Kirk graduated from Waupun High School in 1987. On September 17, 1994 he married Wendy Wesner in Waupun. Following their marriage the couple resided in rural Markesan. Kirk was employed by Hielke Trucking of Pickett and Rayfo Inc. in Waupun. He was a member of Alto Reformed Church and was a member of its men’s chorus. He was also a member of the National Turkey Federation. Kirk enjoyed snowmobiling, cutting wood, hunting, singing, woodworking, and judging at car shows.

Kirk is survived by his three children, Brittany, Tyler and Amanda Bruins of rural Markesan; his parents, Keith and Donna Bruins of rural Brandon; brothers, Karl (Sue) Bruins of rural Brandon, and Kerry Bruins of Ripon; nieces and nephews, Keegan, Conner, Taylor, Ella, and Charlie Bruins; his past wife, Wendy; along with aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Kirk was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives of Kirk Bruins may call on the family on Friday at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Kirk Bruins will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Alto Reformed Church with Rev. Ted Lindman and Rev. Ted Medema officiating.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.



  1. Don and Sue Wilkinson Says: August 1, 2013 at 9:33 am

    We are so very sorry to hear about Kirk. He will be missed by many. We are sending our love, prayers and thoughts to all of you during this difficult time. Much love, Don, Sue, Tim, Ben and Erin

  2. Lynn and Marilyn VandeBerg Says: August 1, 2013 at 11:23 am

    We’re so sorry to hear about Kirk’s death. Please take care of one another during this time of deep sorrow.

  3. Tom & Shirley Wollert Says: August 1, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Our Deepest Sympathy At This Very Difficult Time.

  4. Sandy Oestreich Says: August 1, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Keith & Donna,

    There are no words sufficient to combat what you must be feeling. Just want you to know I am praying for you, for the comfort that only God can give. The Holy Spirit IS the Comforter so I know you will receive His comfort.

    Love, Sandy

  5. Dave and Diane Wilkinson Says: August 1, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    So sorry our thoughts, prayers, and memories are with you. We will be with you always!

    Dave & Diane

  6. Brent Fisher Says: August 2, 2013 at 7:39 am

    My sympathies and kind regards to the Bruins family for your loss.
    Kirk was a great guy and although I haven’t seen him in years have many good memories with him- football practices and games, building trades, film study to name a few.
    My memories of him are of a down-to-earth person with an infectious and boisterous personality – full of spirit with a great sense of humor- “Berk” will be missed.

  7. Mark, Melissa, Emily, and Allison Edinger Says: August 2, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Our prayers are with your family. We were so very sorry to hear of Kirk’s passing. May precious memories of him comfort you at this difficult time.
    With our love,
    Mark, Melissa, Emily, and Allison Edinger

  8. john turnes Says: August 2, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I first met kirk at Rayfo Inc. and worked with him for 10 years, and seen him thru town from time to time and at the Alto Fair for many years. Kirk will be missed very much so. I wanted to come but I work weekends, so for this reason I am sending my condolences to Wendy, kids, and the rest of Kirks family.

  9. Wallace and Janet Christie Says: August 3, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Keith and Donna, we are so sorry for your loss. Only the grace of God can heal the hurt and give you the peace and comfort that you need to get through this. Love, Janet and Wallace

  10. Kathy (Fisher) Schaalma Family Says: August 5, 2013 at 2:19 am

    We send you and your family our deepest sympathies. I hope you all find some comfort somewhere and peace in knowing Kirk is with God. These will be tough times, our hearts ache for you and the loss of your loved one… Bless you all in the days ahead.

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