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Pudge Bruner



Darwin E. “Pudge” Bruner

Nov. 11, 1928 – Dec. 17, 2012

Pudge Bruner, of Fairview, Ore., passed away in his sleep surrounded by his family.

He was born in Yakima, WA to Clyde and Alice Bruner and moved to Goldendale as an infant. He had one brother, Duane, who died in 1963.

At the young age of 16, Pudge met Fern Lewallen of Klickitat, WA. They were married on Aug. 8, 1948. Their son, Glen was born in 1950, daughter, Gaye, was born in 1952, and their daughter Melody was born in 1954. Their early years together were spent in Goldendale where Pudge was a log truck driver and mill worker.

After moving to Portland in the 1960’s, Pudge became a long haul truck driver for Santry Trucki...

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