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Bruening, Diane M.
Diane M. Bruening, 61, of Huntsville, Ala. formerly of Galesburg, Ill., died 11:35AM Monday, July 16, 2012 in Heartland Medical Center, Galesburg.

Diane was born January 22, 1951 in Girard, Kan., the daughter of Ralph and Zelda Sullivan Mutch. She married Walter H. Bruening on December 18, 1971 in Pittsburg, Kan. He preceded her in death on August 29, 2009.

She is survived by her mother, Zelda Mutch of Girard, Kan., two sons: Jason (and Nicole) Bruening of Huntsville, Ala. and Jared ( and Kari) Bruening of Galesburg, Ill., a brother Dennis Mutch of Girard, Kan.; two granddaughters, Brook Bruening and Brett Bruening; and a grandson, Owen Bruening. She is preceded in death by her father.

Diane was a 1969 graduate of Girard High School and then attended Southwest Baptist College. She was raised in Girard, Kan. before moving to Springfield, Mo. After 14 years in Springfield she moved to Galesburg in 1991. In Galesburg, she served as the Executive Director of Tourism for Galesburg.

She was a member of the Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville. She enjoyed spending time with her family and animals. She loved singing.

Funeral services will be 10:00AM Thursday, July 19, 2012 in Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Lee Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00PM to 7:00PM Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Prairieland Animal Welfare Center. Online condolences may be left at www.h-p-w.com.
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