Loran “Tom” Brunner

Sep. 8, 1949-Dec. 2, 2017

Loran “Tom” Brunner,

68, Minot, ND, passed

away Saturday, December

2, 2017, in a Minot care


Loran Thomas Brunner

was born September 8,

1949, the son of Michael

and Eva (Boechler)

Brunner, in Minot, ND.

He was raised and educat-ed in Minot and graduat-

ed from Bishop Ryan High

School in 1968.

Following graduation,

Tom attended Minot State

University before enlist-

ing in the United States

Navy in December of

1969. He was stationed all

over the world and proud-

ly served his country for

23 years before retiring in

February of 1992. Follow

ing retirement, Tom

worked a variety of jobs,

including as an inspector

at the Minot Air Force


Tom was a member of

the Knights of Columbus

Council #1150 and was a

past Grand Knight. He en-

joyed helping at the

Knights of Columbus Club

during Saturday Soup.

Tom enjoyed socializ-

ing with his friends and

family. He was a diehard

Green Bay Packer and

New York Yankee Fan. He

was a loyal friend and

loved spending time with

his nieces and nephews

and teaching them new


Surviving family in-


Brothers, John (Gloria)

Brunner, Austin, MN, Leo

(Molly) Brunner, Mandan

and Bill (Kay) Brunner,

Minot; sisters, Catherine

(Louie) Capozzolo, Ban-

gor, PA and Clara Ide,

Minot; nieces and

nephews, Jonathan

(Michelle) Brunner, Chris-

tine (Michael) Frederick,

Heidi (Jason) Dunlap,

Amy (Brian) Osvold, Katie

(Jon) Simmers, Sarah

(Jesse) Zwak Matt (Sara)

Brunner, Greg (Kristi)

Brunner, Jessica Brunner

(Greg Michalak), Christo-

pher Capozzolo, Lisa

(John) Beckman, Bradley

(Ann) Pederson and

Michelle (Jerry) Johnson;

and numerous

great-nieces, nephews and


Tom was preceded in

death by: his parents,

Michael and Eva Brunner.

Memorial Mass of

Christian Burial: Mon-

day, December 11, 2017,

at 11:00 a.m. at St.

Therese, Church of the

Little Flower, Minot, ND.

Inurnment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot,


Visitation: There will be

no reviewal, but friends

are invited to sign the

guest register book on

Sunday from 3 – 5 p.m.

followed by Recitation of

the Holy Rosary at 5 p.m.

at Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot, ND.

Memorials: are pre-

ferred to Bishop Ryan

High School of Minot.

Those wishing to sign

the online register and

share memories may ac-

cess the online obituaries

section at