Kenneth “Captain Ken” Bruns | Obituary


Kenneth “Captain Ken” Bruns

August 31, 1963 – June 22, 2022

Kenneth “Captain Ken” Bruns, 58, died suddenly Wednesday, June 22, 2022 during his last fishing adventure on Lake Michigan. His last glimpse was of the lighthouse as he sailed back into port.

Born August 31, 1963 in Kenosha, he was the son of Chester and Anita (Keuffer) Bruns. He graduated from Bradford High School.

Over the years Kenny worked for Pepsi Cola as a salesman. He was a member of Local Union 601 as a steam fitter. He owned and operated Albatross Fishing Charters with his son Levi Chase, and he previously owned Butler’s Deli in Kenosha.

Kenny’s passions included his son, Levi, fishing on Lake Michigan, hunting, gardening and swing dancing. Most importantly, Kenny lived his life to the fullest and was a positive force to everyone he met. Kenny has always been kind and generous to everyone.

He will be missed by his son, Levi Chase Bruns; her father, Chester (Cindy) Bruns; his brother, Dennis (Sally) Bruns and his sister, Christine (Timothy) Gensler; his soulmate, Barbara Hopf; his daughter-in-law, Ava (Aaron) Zietsma; his aunts, uncles, cousins, niece, nephew and many friends.

Kenneth was predeceased by his mother, Anita (John Haney) Bruns and his grandmother, Carolyn Martel.

A visitation for Kenneth will be held Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Piasecki Funeral Home. At 4:00 p.m., family and friends are encouraged to share their favorite memories and stories of Kenny.

Piasecki Funeral Home and Cremation Services

3720 39th Avenue 262-658-4101


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