Former Goldendale resident Glen Bruner, 70, passed away at his home in Portland, Oregon, on Oct. 29, 2020, of natural causes.
Glen was born February 8, 1950, in Goldendale to Darwin and Fern Bruner. He lived in Goldendale until he was 11 years old, when the family moved to Portland, Oregon. Glen graduated from Madison H.S. in 1968, attended PCC for a year, and then returned to his hometown and drove a logging truck for a few years.
When Glen returned to Portland in the mid 1970s, he worked at Streimer Sheet Metal Works in the accounting department. He later went into the residential care business, where he owned three licensed mental health facilities in Multnomah County. In 1996 Glen sold the RCFs and opened a heavy metal shop in Troutdale, Oregon, called Architectural Iron Works.
Glen lived in the Corbett area for 25 years where he had horses and chickens and other animals. He was an avid hunter and horse-backed into the Steens Mountains with his buddies. He also enjoyed summer fun with his kids, boating on the Columbia River and going camping at Lake Billy Chinook. He loved to fish, but we are not sure how many he caught! Winters included skiing on Mt. Hood with family.
In 2015, Glen retired and lived in Troutdale with his wife, Karen, who passed away in July of 2019.
Glen is survived by his five children: Joel Bruner, Gresham, Oregon; Sonja Goldade of Goldendale; Jennifer Fahner (Craig) of Gresham, Oregon; Rebecca Stewart (Jeremy) of Corbett, Oregon; and Camille Van Hee (Todd) of Helena, Montana; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Gay Cameron (Jon) of Palm Desert, California; his nieces and nephews, cousins, and his best friend Boyd Svaren.
Due to the Covid pandemic, a Celebration of Life has been postponed until safe.