Teofilo Ricardo Brunner, age 87, of Columbia City, IN, passed away at 4:02 am on Sunday May, 13, 2018 at his residence. Born on June 23, 1930 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was the son of Teofilo and Elena (Prendergast) Brunner.
Teofilo attended Argentina schools and graduated college earning his Engineering Degree. On February 25, 1957 Teofilo married Maria Delia Osuna in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Teofilo worked in the food industry, which brought him to the United States, where he became an international business traveler and visited every continent on earth. In 1995, Teofilo retired and made Jasper, GA his home. While there, he attended Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church. In 2017, he moved to Columbia City.
Survivors include his wife Maria Delia Brunner of Columbia City; children Gerardo Teofilo Brunner of Erwin, NC, and Laura (Steve) Kyler of Columbia City; grandchildren Christopher Ryan Brunner of North Carolina, Robin (Kurt) Russman of Ohio, Brandy Nicole Kyler of Columbia City, and Holly Marie (James) Kyler Sibray of Attica; great-grandchildren Teofilo Christopher Brunner of CA, Renae and Camille Russman of Ohio, and Natalia Isabella of North Carolina; numerous family members in Argentina and Uruguay. He was preceded in death by his parents.
In accordance with the wishes of Teofilo, there will be no services at this time. Arrangements by DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send the family a condolence.
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Randy Grimes, Brett Gerber and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
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