Ruth A. Bruner -- Rochester

ROCHESTER -- The funeral for Ruth A. Bruner will be 11 a.m. Friday at Notre Dame Parish-Assumption Worship Center in Cresco, Iowa. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Cresco.

Mrs. Bruner, 52, of Rochester, a Mayo Clinic employee, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2002) at Rochester Methodist Hospital following a long illness.

Ruth A. Bateman was born June 26, 1950, in Cresco and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1968. On Aug. 29, 1970, she married Mark Bisping in Cresco; they were later divorced. She married William Bruner Sept. 19, 1992. Mrs. Burner was employed in the Mayo Medical Library.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Matthew Bisping and Nathan Bisping, both of St. Cloud, and Jason (Colet) Bisping of Minnetonka, Minn.; her mother, Helen M. Bateman of Cresco; a sister, Kathryn Bateman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and five brothers, John and Steven (Cheryl) Bateman, both of Cedar Rapids, Paul (Barbara) Bateman of Hubbard, Iowa, David (Suzanne) Bateman of West Bend, Iowa, and Thomas (Mary) Bateman of Waterloo, Iowa. Her father preceded her in death.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Conway Funeral Home in Cresco and an hour before the service Friday at the church. The rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. and there will be a Scripture service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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