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Bruno Wegner, age 69 of North Platte, passed away Wednesday March 26, 2014 at his home.
Bruno was born on April 23, 1944 in Smiegel-Keis Kosten (Wartegan), Poland to Edward and Ottilie (Friske) Wegner. He was one of seven children born to the couple. He lived several miles east of Berlin, Germany through the summer of 1946 then moved to Bodenheim and Hamburg, Germany. Sponsored by a church, the family immigrated to the United States in early 1952. They worked on a ranch near Kingman, KS and in November of 1954 the family moved to Windsor, CO. While in school, Bruno was granted US citizenship. He graduated from high school in 1964 then served in the US Army for 3 years. After leaving the service Bruno worked for Weld County (CO) Highway Department in Greeley, CO for 31 years until retiring in 2002. He then drove truck for 6 years, retiring completely in 2008. On August 2, 1970 Bruno married Gloria Williams in Johnstown, CO. To this union Bruce and Dale were born. Bruno and Gloria divorced in 1992. On March 22, 1996 Bruno married the love of his life, Beverly “Bev” J. Kautz, in Elwood, NE.
Bruno is survived by his wife Bev; sons Bruce Wegner of Aurora, CO, Dale (Gloria) Wegner of Kersey, CO; stepchildren Marian Randall of Stapleton, NE, Kenneth (Lynette) Winters of Nebraska City, NE, and Bruce (Trish) Winters of North Platte; grandchildren Misty (Jarrett) Winters-Smolarkiewicz of Hays, KS, Kenneth (Ashley) Winters, Jr. of Worthington, MN, George (Fiancé Macy) Winters of Lincoln, NE, Rick (Amanda) Winters of North Platte, Jordan Winters of Centralia, WA, Ryan, Faith and Hope Winters of North Platte; great grandchildren Ajoni and Kiros Smolarkiewicz, Landon, Anthony and Jesse Winters, Carter Eagle Road, and Elizabeth Sue Winters; 2 sisters Selma and Laura; as well as numerous other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Paul, Helmut and twin sisters Anna and Olga; grandson Roy Lee; and brother-in-law Ernie.
Memorials are suggested in his name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Funeral services will be 7:00 p.m. Monday March 31, 2014 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home with Pastor Dean Bailey presiding. Cremation was chosen and those wishing to do so may sign the register book on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.