Rochelle Lynn Bruns

Rochelle Lynn Bruns

Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton school officials released information on public services for Rochelle Bruns, who died Thursday, Oct. 1.

In a letter to parents and community members, Superintendent Trevor Miller said, “The community will be honoring the life and memory of Rochelle Bruns on Oct. 9-10. Rochelle was a dedicated Exira-EHK teacher, administrator, and parent from her first year in the district: 1993-94. She will be greatly missed by all of her former and current students and staff, but also by her family, friends, and communities.”

On Friday, Oct. 9, an open visitation for the community to pay their last respects, will be held at the Kessler Funeral Home in Exira during the day. The family will be present Friday night from 5-7 p.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 10, a memorial service will be held at the Exira-EHK football field in Exira. Seating will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the service starting at 1 p.m.

Facial coverings are expected to be worn during the service due to the large number of people who will be in attendance. There will be limited bleacher seats available, so members of the public are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on the field or the hillside.

Rochelle’s family asks the community to wear purple, her favorite color, for the services, and to dress casually.

“Thank you to the communities of Exira, Elk Horn, Kimballton, and Brayton for your support during this difficult time. Rochelle was a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, sister, teacher, friend, and neighbor who will be missed. She loved her community and school. We hope to remember her life and the strength she showed daily as we say our final good-byes,” officials said.