PRICE - Pete's life of service on earth to God, Country, family and his fellowmen ended Aug. 5, 2013. Pete was born on Sept. 18, 1925 to Pete and Maria Pianfetti Bruno in Spring Glen. He was an example of being happy by assisting others. His service and the amusing stories about him will be a lasting legacy to those who knew him.
His service began at an early age by helping support his family during difficult times. He honorably served during World War II as a medic and saw action on the front lines.
He married the love of his life, Doris Nelson in December 1947. In 1964, they were sealed in the Manti Temple. They provided a home for six children, two foster children and countless family, scouts and neighbors. With the untimely deaths of his wife and daughters he was comforted in knowing that families can be together forever.
He was an active member of the LDS Church. He served as High Priest Group leader for nine years and served in other capacities. He was known for his many Dutch oven dinners for ward parties.
He received the Silver Beaver Award for decades of scouting activity. He was involved in other youth programs such as 4-H, rock hounding, archery and target shooting competitions.
He was the Post Master in Price for 25 years. He was also involved in VFW and DAV for many years where he served as commander. He took pride in the number of miles he drove the van that transported veterans from Price to the VA hospital in Salt Lake. As a volunteer, he drove the van over 60,000 miles.
He is survived by his children; son-in-law, Dale Marx, Shirlie (Greg) Van Wagoner, Marilyn (Dean) Harmon, Joan (Darrell) Keller, Doug (Deborah) Bruno, 20 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents, wife Doris, daughters, Doris Marx and Valerie Bruno, brothers, Dominic and Dan, sister, Mary Ross and sisters-in-law, Marva Bruno and Darlene Bruno, brothers-in-law, Fred Ross and Bill Friend.
The family wishes special thanks to: Donna Homer, Tino Marquez, Phil Dulude and the rest of staff at Community Nursing Services, Barry Powell, Sherry King and Dr. Radley.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday Aug. 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Price LDS Stake Center (150 S. 500 E.). A viewing will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Price LDS Stake Center also on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the stake center. Interment will be in the Price City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guestbook and share memories of Pete at www.fausettmortuary.com.
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