Leatrice "Retie" Bruns was born September 5, 1931 at Spencer to Vern and Elizabeth (Hall) Burnham. She grew up at Spencer and graduated from Spencer High School in 1949. She was employed at a bank in Denver until moving back to Spencer in 1955. On February 20, 1955 she married Donald Bruns. She worked at the Spencer Quarry from 1967 until retiring in 1994. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aide and the VFW Auxiliary. Retie was an avid golfer and loved to travel with her husband, Don.
She is survived by her daughter, Beth (Greg) Kayser of Emery; one sister, Janet Juhola of Zion, IL; one brother, Larry Burnham of Los Angeles, CA; seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, her son, Brad and one sister, Bernita Burnham.