Age 93, lifelong resident of Coal City, IL, died on Wednesday evening, September 7, 2022 at St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet, IL.
Born January 4, 1929 at his home in Coal City, the son to Louis and Mary (Skubic) Bruno. Bud graduated from Coal City High School and attended Bradley University for several years. On August 21, 1949 he married the love of his life Phyllis Bertagnoli, and together they cherished 73 years of marriage. He worked for US Rubber for 7 years, Met Life for 15 years and finished his career at Caterpillar in 1991 after 16 years. In retirement he spent time painting residential and some commercial properties. Bud was a lifelong member of the Coal City Lions Club; an active member of Coal City United Methodist Church, and belonged to the Coal City Area Club. He loved fishing, was an avid golfer and truly enjoyed cutting his grass. Bud will most importantly be remembered as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who cherished his family. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.
Survivors include his wife Phyllis; two children: Cynthia (John) Hankovcak of Coal City and Mark Bruno of Arlington Heights, IL; two grandchildren: Megan (Ryan) Collier of Hoffman Estates, IL and Caitlin (Wes) Anderson of Diamond, IL; three great-grandchildren: Gabrielle and Alexis Anderson and Carson Collier.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Lois (Bill) Tucker.
The family will receive friends at Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road in Coal City on Monday, September 12, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Jay Regennitter will officiate and burial will follow in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery. All in attendance are invited to join together for a memorial luncheon at the church immediately following the committal services.
Preferred memorials in Bud's memory may be made to Coal City United Methodist Church or the Coal City Lions Club.
Friends and family may log onto www.ReevesFuneral.com to submit photos, sign the online guestbook and share Bud's memorial page via social media.
Funeral arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City (815-634-2125)
Monday, September 12, 2022
9:00 - 11:00am (Central time)