Delores Valeria Bruning, 95, of Rogers Township, died on October 21, 2022 at the MediLodge of Alpena.

She was born on October 22, 1926 in Ocqueoc to William and Martha (Sorgenfrei) Karsten.

Delores married Vaughn Baker on June 22, 1946 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1986. She was a life member of Immanuel Lutheran Ladies Aid. She was also a Sunday School teacher for many years. Delores loved to bowl and she was inducted into the Rogers City Bowling Hall of Fame. She gave up bowling at the age of 90.

Delores married Richard Bruning on April 27, 1996 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, he also preceded her in death on December 8, 2020.

Delores is survived by her two children, Cheryl (Paul) Derry von Alpena and Michael (Andrea) Baker von Moltke; six grandchildren, Shannon Sorby, Matthew Derry, Jeannette Baker, Stacy Heneveld, Terri Schubert and Scott Baker; six great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson; three stepdaughters, Janice (Lee) Andrews by Jenison, Sally (Anthony) Schepis by Perry and Karen (Thomas) Hesselschwerdt by Grand Rapids; nine step-grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren.

Her husband Vaughn and her husband Richard preceded her in death; and her son Eric.

Friends can visit the Beck Funeral Home on Monday, October 24 from 4pm to 8pm with a 7pm prayer service. The visits will continue officiating with Pastor Keith Lemley on Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 10am until her funeral at 11am.

Burial will follow in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials can be given to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice in memory of Delores Bruning.

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