Services for Curtis “Rojo” Bruening, 80, of Rockdale were held Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale w ith Minister Ray Don McIntosh of Murray Street Church of Christ officiating. Burial followed in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale.
Mr. Bruening died Thursday, Aug. 26, at Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale.
He was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Round Top to August Bruening and Emmie (Graeter) Bruening.
He married Melba C. Norsworthey on Nov. 10, 1949, in LaGrange.
Mr. Bruening worked in metal services for Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations. He started in the potrooms and retired from the ingot department after 26 years.
He was an active member of Murray Street Church of Christ since 1969.
Mr. Bruening enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, as well as camping and fishing trips to Somerville and Buchanan lakes. He was also an avid gardener.
Mr. Bruening was preceded in death by his parents, August and Emmie Bruening; two brothers, Wesley and Edgar Bruening; and a granddaughter, Jaime Allison Randall.
Survivors are his wife, Melba Bruening of Rockdale; two sons, Irvin C. Bruening and wife Karen of Huntsville, Ron L. Bruening and wife Kim of Topeka, Kansas; a daughter; Becky Bruening Randall of Bastrop; five grandchildren, Justin D. Bruening and wife Carrie of Seguin, Nick Randall and wife Lindsay of Cedar Creek, Kelsey Randall of Bastrop, Austin Bruening and Clayton L. Bruening, both of Topeka, Kansas; and a great-grandson, Brody Luke Bruening of Seguin.
Pallbearers were Justin Bruening, Nick Randall, Clayton Bruening, Cliff Dungan, Charles Hairston and Robert Lee.
Honorary pallbearers were Austin Bruening, Kelsey Randall, Hubert Caywood, Cecil Hicks, Gary Jackson, Phillip Lopez, Robbie Jackson, Charles Hubert and Robert Edwards.