Thursday, February 12, 2015

OBITUARY: Harold E. Brune


Dr. Harold E. Brune, 81, passed away peacefully at home on February 9, 2015. A Mass of Christian burial will be at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny on Friday, February 13 at 10:30 AM.

Visitation will be held at 9:30 prior to the service. Burial will be at a later date at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, KS.

Harold was born on April 25, 1933 in Kansas City, KS to Harold and Mary Brune.

He attended Washington High School. In 1958, he graduated from Kansas State University with BS and DVM degrees. In 1957, he married Mary Ann Moynagh in Hiawatha, KS. Dr. Brune worked as a stockyard Veterinarian in Omaha, NE and Kansas City, MO.

In 1969, he joined the faculty at Kansas State University, where he taught in the department of Infectious Diseases. In 1971, he received an MS degree in pathology from Kansas State University.

In 1972, he moved to Ankeny, IA where he was employed by the USDA Regional Office for Meat and Poultry Inspection. He retired in 1991. Dr. Brune belonged to Phi Kappa Phi National Scholastic Society, OLIH Church, Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, and was a lifetime member of the Kansas State University Veterinary Medical Alumni Association.

Harold is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Ann; his son Mike (Carolyn) Brune of Mundelein, IL; his daughters Mary (Lee) Longnecker of Ankeny, IA, and Patricia Williamson of Ankeny, IA; his grandchildren Austin Longnecker of Ames, IA, Alex Longnecker of Odebolt, IA, Alyssa Williamson of Ankeny, IA, Nate Brune of Mundelein, IL, and Nick Brune of Mundelein, IL; and his sister Mary Lou Erwin of Kansas City, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church or to the American Cancer Society in Harold’s name at (
Online condolences and thoughtful memories may be shared on Harold’s page at