TOWN OF SHIELDS

Ervin J. Brunner Sr.

Aug. 6, 1931 - Jan. 3, 2008

Ervin J. Brunner Sr., 76, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 6, 1931 in Waukesha, the son of Augusta Brunner.

On May 27, 1950, Ervin married the former LaVerne Sparrow in Milwaukee. Ervin had farmed in the Jefferson area in the late 1960s, he owned and operated Ervís Crome Dome Bar in Ixonia during the 1970s and he retired from River Bend Resort in the late 1990s. After retirement, he enjoyed hobby farming and auctions.

Survivors include his wife, LaVerne; his children, Ervin (Carol) Brunner Jr. of Watertown, Bonnie (Thomas Hughart) Severson of Tomah, Peter (Denise) Brunner of Watertown and Roy (Bobbi) Brunner of Lake Mills; 10 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; a cousin, Joseph (Marlene) Brunner of Waukesha; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother-in-law.

Family and friends may call from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 500 Welsh Road, Watertown.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service, (920) 261-3439, is serving the family.