James R. Brus

James R. Brus, 57, of Hartland, was born to eternal life Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, after a sudden illness.

He is survived by his wife, June (nee Reinke). He was the devoted father of Evan; son of Richard Brus; and brother of Susan Gross. He is also survived by his other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred, and his sister, Donna.

Jim was an architectural designer in Waukesha County and owner of Monches Design-Build. He will also be remembered for his stellar performance as principal trumpet of the Waukesha Symphony and member of the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, as well as the Newberry Brass Quintet.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. until the 6:30 p.m. memorial service Monday, Feb. 18, at First Baptist Church of Waukesha, 247 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.