Margaret Bruenger


January 10, 2020 - 10:14 AM

Margaret Bruenger

Margaret Louise Bruenger, age 92, of Iola, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Moran Manor, Moran. Margaret was born in Iola, to Newton Vern and Esta May Austin on April 28, 1927. Margaret’s parents died when she was a young child, and she was then raised by her Aunt Nellie Austin. 

Margaret graduated from Iola High School. She then attended Kansas State University and graduated with a degree in home economics. On June 5, 1949, Margaret married Fred Bruenger in Humboldt. This union was blessed with two children. Margaret and Fred made their home in rural Iola. Margaret was a homemaker her whole life tending to the children and helping with many farm chores. 

Margaret was a long time member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. She was a member of the Extension clubs, and many other local social clubs. Margaret loved to get involved with her community through local work such as raising money for the Red Cross, helping with elections and many other things. She and Fred enjoyed spending time with neighbors and relatives, attending many local dances and community activities. Thanksgiving and Christmas were two days that Margaret absolutely loved and she enjoyed cooking and hosting family dinners for them. 

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Fred. 

Margaret is survived by her son Vern Bruenger of rural Iola; and her daughter Karen Bruenger of Humboldt; and many other relatives. 

Funeral services for Margaret will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Humboldt. Memorials are suggested to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and can be left with the funeral home. Condolences for the family can be left at 


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