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Clarence ‘Deacon’ Bruhn, 88

Clarence “Deacon” Bruhn, age 88, of Delano, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.

Funeral services will take place Monday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano. Interment will be in the E. Mt. Olive Cemetery in Delano.

There will be visitation Sunday, Dec. 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the church, continuing Monday from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the services.

Arrangements are with Iten Funeral Services in Delano.

Deacon was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Silver Lake, to Frank and Frances (Lemmerman) Bruhn.

He was married for 42 years to Eleanor “Elly” Hanson of Delano.

Deacon was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife Elly.

He is survived by his three sons, Doug (Pat), Brad (Carol), and Greg (Carol); granddaughters Allison (Anthony) Hesano, Jacque (Ben) Gottlieb, Ashlee Finn-Bruhn, Meghan (Stuart) Schumacher, and Kate and Claire Bruhn; six great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Ann Jackson, and Ruby Hanson; and his dear friend, Marion.

Deacon lived a lifetime of service, volunteering at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, The United Way, Delano Friends of the Library, Relay for Life, The City of Delano, the Ridgeview Foundation, and the Ridgeview Hospital. His passion was to be around people, which led him into volunteering later in life.

After a 30-year career at the Delano Granite Works, he started his second career of selling cars at Star West in Delano, finally retiring in 2005.

Deacon was honored with the Delano Citizen of the Year award in 2008, being recognized for his contributions to the local communities.

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