Farming Rural 18

Jeffrey Allen Bruning

September 28, 1958 ~ February 6, 2022 (age 63)


We mournfully announce the sudden passing of Jeffrey Allen Bruning, 63, at his beloved home and farm in Leasburg, Missouri, on February 6, 2022. 

Jeff was born to Lawrence and Marcie (nee Schaefer) Bruning on September 28, 1958 and after graduating from Bourbon High school, received his degree in mechanical engineering from University of Missouri-Rolla.  Jeff was an accomplished engineer, a talented farmer, and a brave and honorable soldier, serving as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. 

Jeff was passionate about farming and ranching, establishing the successful Angus Royale Farms, a fifth-generation family-owned organic Angus beef operation on his farm in Leasburg, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Albert “Buck” Bruning.  Jeff was a pillar in the community, holding leadership roles on the Bourbon High School Board and The American Legion.  His passions also included sailing, hunting and fishing.

He held an unwavering faith in God, which he shared with those surrounding him.  Raised in the Lutheran faith, Jeff went on to graduate from Calvary Chapel School of Ministry and enjoyed doing missionary work, especially his mission trips to the Philippines, Haiti and Honduras.

Jeff married Jill (nee Pearson) in Albuquerque, NM and they would go on to raise five children: Derek (wife Carreen), Stacy (husband Craig), David (wife Lisa), Elly and Mandy.  Jeff was a strong, kind, loving, and supportive father. His knowledge and guidance was the foundation of his family and he loved sharing his extensive research of their German family heritage and ancestry.

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Marcie. He is survived by his wife, five children and seven grandchildren (Trinity, Reese, Blane, Samuel, Della, Oliver and London).  He also leaves behind four siblings (Robin, Lori, Douglas and David), six stepsiblings, twenty-five nieces and nephews, and many relatives and friends.

Visitation was held at Injoy Christian Fellowship, 4780 Old Highway 66 in Bourbon, MO on Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 10am – 11am. The memorial service immediately followed at 11am.  Inurnment at Lea Cemetery will be announced at a later date.

 In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Jeff’s favorite missions or community betterment projects at the Jeff Bruning Remembrance Fund

All arrangements under the care of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, MO.


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February 12, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Injoy Christian Fellowship (Bourbon, MO)

Memorial Service
February 12, 2022

11:00 AM
Injoy Christian Fellowship (Bourbon, MO)

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