BRUNNER, Floyd “Sam,” 88, of Jacobsburg, Ohio, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his home.
He was born near Clarington, Ohio, on July 22, 1924, a son of the late Ernest and Anna Bigler Brunner.
Sam was a retired miner from North American Coal’s 1 mine. He served during World War II as a Rifleman with the 194th Glider Infantry Regiment, Company B, 17th Airborne Division in the famous “Battle of the Bulge” near Bastogne. His decorations and citations included the Belgian Fourragguerre, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, EAMEC Medal with 3 Bronze Stars and 1 Bronze Arrowhead, Netherland Orange Lanyard, Carbine Cal 30 Expert and an Honorable Discharge. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW both at Powhatan Point and was a founding member of the True Sportsman’s Club of Jacobsburg.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel “Cookie” Baker Brunner; a son-in-law, Harry Scott; brothers Leroy, Charles, William and Emerson and sisters Fern Phillips, Betty Brooks and Viola Sims.
He is survived by his children Butch (Karen) Brunner, John Brunner, Gary (Beth) Brunner, Kathy (John) West, Melody (Jimmie) Ramsay and Chris (Renee) Brunner all of Jacobsburg, Randy(Mary) Brunner of Bannock, Teresa (Jim) Trigg of Armstrongs Mills and Crystal Scott of Powhatan Point; brothers, Ernest Brunner of Shadyside and Franklin Brunner of Jacobsburg; and a sister, Ella Mae Ramsay of St. Clairsville; 25 grandchildren and 40 great- grand children.
Friends will be received at the Toothman Funeral Home, Jacobsburg, Ohio on Saturday from 4-9 p.m. and Sunday from 1-8 p.m. with American Legion services at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. with Rusty Atkinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Brunner Family Cemetery, Jacobsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, Ohio 43943.