Robert Gottlieb Brunner

IN LOVING MEMORY – Robert Gottlieb Brunner, Sr., 94, of Shelby Township, Michigan, passed away on November 3rd 2018. Robert was born in Patterson, New Jersey, on September 30, 1924. He attended Clawson Community Schools. He left high school to join the military and in recent years received his Honorary Diploma from Clawson High School. It was a proud day for him. Robert was also a proud WWII veteran. He was severely injured at Omaha Beach and required a lengthy hospital stay. Roberts work life was secondary to his love of fishing. From this great love of fishing he became an author, speaker and inductee as a Legendary Guide at National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame. Robert is survived by his wife Barbara Brunner (Dill), and his children Robert Brunner Jr, Barbara Brunner and Lucy Greer. He is also survived by his deeply loved grandchildren David Cutway Jr, Nicole Cutway, Chris (Kristie) Cutway, Rj Ernst, JD Brunner and his great grandkids, Kenzie Nadeau, Ashlyn Cutway, Reese Cutway, and Loretta Brunner, as well as other family and friends. Robert is preceded in death by his father Gottlieb Brunner, his mother Stella Mae Brunner (Bennett), brother George Brunner, sister Arleen Watson, sister Caroline Niedowicz, daughter Cheri Lee and son-in-law Lindell Greer. We asked Gramer Funeral Home to loving care for his cremation. Robert did not want a funeral but, instead, preferred that we all get together to celebrate his life. The family will announce plans soon. In the meantime we want to thank everyone who made his life richer. Thank you!

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  1. So sorry to hear this! He had a long and happy life! He was a great fisherman!

  2. While I am happy for Bob…I am sad for the rest of us left behind…
    and would like to offer the Brunner family my deepest condolences..
    In my eyes…Bob was an American hero…and a good friend
    I only knew Bob in the last 20 years…and fished with him many, many times…taking him out over the last few years on Lk St Clair to let him throw a red eye and tell some stories….
    I will miss him dearly.
    Everytime I fish in front of the yellow seawall near the Salt river…I will think of him.

  3. MY NAME IS MIKE ROUSH, I’M A FAN OF BOBS SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING. SAT-IN ON MANY OF HIS SEMINARS. HAD HIM GUIDE ME ONCE, NUMEROUS TIMES HELPED HIM CARRY RODS AND GEAR TO SEMINAR ROOMS AT SPORT/FISHING SHOWS. PLANNING ON ATTENDING MEMORIAL {CELEBRATION}. PLEASE PROVIDE ME TIME AND LOCATION. THANK YOU MIKE ROUSH E MAIL INFO. BELOW

  4. My condolences. I only met Bob once very briefly and it was at a fishing convention. This must have been at least ten years ahoy He gave me my first true musky lure: the Brunner Runner. I still have it to this day and it’s one of my all time favorites.

  5. I wish to add my condolences to the family. Bob was a hero in my eyes. His service to his country in time of need will for ever be remembered by people of my age. Fished with him and loved his stories. Fair winds and calm water my friend.

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