Denise L. Bruno

Mar 5, 2018
Bruno Denise


2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2018, at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel where a vigil service will be held at 5:00 p.m.


Garden of Memories Cemetery (at a later date)


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Denise L. Bruno, 58, of Waterloo, died at Covenant Medical Center on Monday, March 5, 2018 of natural causes.

Denise was born October 24, 1959, in Waterloo, the daughter of Howard Fredrick and Kay Frances McMillin Rodden. She married Frank Neith in 1980 and they later divorced. She married Michael Bruno in 2000.

She attended Waterloo East High School.

Denise worked as a Teacher’s Assistant with AEA for 20 years. She loved drawing and coloring angels, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

Survived by: her husband, Michael Bruno of Waterloo; three sons, Aaron (Christy) Neith of Waverly, Jered Neith, and Clayton Neith, both of Waterloo; three daughters, Tiffanie Bruno and Sara (Justin) Bruno, both of Waterloo, and Rachael (Eric) Bruno of Gilbertville; nine grandchildren, Noah, John, Blake, Alyvia, Karter, Kash, Jayce, Brooklin, Camerin, (and one on the way); three sisters; Tracy, Suzie, and Julie; and two brothers, Rick and Troy.

Preceded in death by her parents; and a brother Terry.

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  1. Sandy | May 01, 2018
    Denise was a co-worker for a long time at Castle Hill. She always called her kids "Love". She shared so much of it with the kids she worked with. Always enjoyed our talks and her imaginative reasons when calling in sick. I know she had Typhus, and several other exotic diseases. She will be missed.
  2. Cory & Catrina | Mar 09, 2018

    Thoughts & prayers to all her loved ones. RIP Denise, u will be missed by many. 


  3. Jenn | Mar 08, 2018
    Your love for food, angles and Mt. Dew are probably the three things I will never forget about you and your LOVE of your family.  Jason and I still make your Swiss steak once in a while.  I was telling the Tanner tonight how you came over to paint my toes when I was pregnant with Tristan because I couldn't reach them.  We always had such a great time together.   I have thought of you often over the years since you left Castle Hill and oh how I smile at the memories!  Until we meet you!
  4. Tanniaah | Mar 08, 2018
    Denise you were such a joy to care for. Sweet loving and a determined person.You will be deeply missed. Until we meet again. ❤
  5. Angela Hansen | Mar 07, 2018
    When i think about Denise i think about her sense of matter what the situation she always was able to see some humor in it...seriously..she coulda taken her act on the road and had a sold out crowd. Denise loved her Mountain Dew and never was she seen without one, not only was she holding one but she always brought some with her whether it was in her purse or lugging a 12 pack. Another great quality about Denise was she never put up with shit from anyone, you knew where you stood with her. Even in the face of her stroke Denise managed to still smile and try to move forward...when she was able to finally eat food instead of thru a tube i remember her telling me Im finally able to eat food and was saying that she was going to eat everything in site. Denise i want you to know that my family loves you and will miss you terribly...our loss is Heavens gain as im sure you are up there making everyone laugh and i know that you will have a sold out crowd....RIH Denise you are now an Angel.... soar with those wings.... and keep a place up there for the ones that love you.... never goodbye....always till we meet again.....XOXO
  6. Lisa | Mar 07, 2018
    Denise you had a good soul! And you were great company, you will be missed! Until we meet again.... lisa💛
  7. Audrey Young | Mar 07, 2018
    Denise will be missed greatly!! I loved our talks standing in the back yard and watching her plants grow on the front porch all summer!! Scooby will miss all the treats she would take out to him even though he barked like crazy at her every time she walked outside!! ❤️

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