Steven R. Brunner TSgt USAF (Ret)

Steven R. Brunner TSgt USAF (Ret)

June 1, 1964 – May 11, 2022

Age 57

Preceded in death by his mother Rita Brunner.

Survived by his wife of 25 years Jill; sons Aaron Brunner, Adam Brunner (Jessica), Aric Brunner (Tory), Alexander Brunner; stepsons Christopher Warnell (Jessica), Michael Warnell (Elci); grandchildren Alyssa, Aubrey, Zachary, Matthew, Gideon, Charlotte, Maddie, Jackson, Griffin, Brendan, Violet, Gretchen, Atlas; father Ronald Brunner; sisters Mona Michaelson (Tim), Laurie Kampa, Cheryl Beyer (Jim); many aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces who loved him very much.

Visitation: Thursday, May 19, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service:  Friday, May 20, 11:00 a.m., Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel

To view a live broadcast of the service, please click the link below.

Interment:  Friday, May 20, 1:00 p.m., Omaha National Cemetery

Military Honors:  Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard

In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project / or Twenty-One January A Farm Rescued



  • Diane Scott Posted May 12, 2022 8:51 pm

    Steve will be missed by his Baker’s family. He was a hard worker and always greeted me with a smile and a hearty hello when I came to work in the wee hours of the morning.

  • Robert Friend Posted May 13, 2022 2:23 pm

    So sorry to hear about Steve. What a nice man and friend he was to us all. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Eric Posted May 14, 2022 1:13 pm

    Condolences. To the family…
    It has been a very long time since we were at Scott together

  • Dorothy Sutphen Posted May 14, 2022 2:21 pm

    Jill. So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers

  • Barbara Sweat Posted May 14, 2022 3:49 pm

    Jill you know what you and Steve meant to me. You both made coming to work much more pleasurable and staying friends after retirement PRICELESS!!! My heart hurts because of the pain I know that you’re feeling. I cry with you and send my love (((HUGGS)))

  • Terry Robbins Posted May 14, 2022 6:10 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Worked and played softball with Steve while at Scott AFB. Such a great guy. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • Mary Borst Posted May 14, 2022 6:30 pm

    Steve was a great guy and so good to work with. He was so dedicated to our country. Hugs to your family.

  • Randy and Rita Posted May 14, 2022 8:08 pm

    We have so many wonderful memories of Steve. Those will always be in our thoughts and in our hearts so Steve will always be with us!

  • Jan finch Posted May 15, 2022 12:26 am

    I am soooo sorry. Way to young. Bless you girl.

  • BARBARA REDLACZYK Posted May 15, 2022 6:46 am

    So sorry for the loss. May time and memories heal your heart.

  • Gregory Jones Posted May 15, 2022 8:41 am

    Steve will be missed. My condolences to Jill and the entire family. He was one of of the nicest and upstanding persons I’ve ever known. It was a blessing and honor to have known him.

  • Shirley Styes Posted May 15, 2022 9:44 am

    So sorry Jill. Sending prayers for you and your family. Love you. Sending hugs.

  • Darrell Hornbacher Posted May 15, 2022 3:29 pm

    My heart breaks for you Jill. May Steve rest east at the feet of our Lord Jesus. May you find peace in the memories. Hugs and blessings from my family to you and yours…

  • Rick FIgueroa Posted May 16, 2022 6:42 am

    I am so sorry for your loss! Steve was one of my best friends at Scott. So many good memories. He was there for me during a really tough time in my life. I will always be grateful for his friendship, such a good man!

  • Chris Hearne Posted May 16, 2022 6:56 am

    Jill and family…Steve was my supervisor at DFAS Omaha and one of the most dedicated and well rounded individuals I’ve ever met. He was always very approachable, greeted everyone with a smile and was a positive role model for all. Steve worked and played hard as he didn’t know any other way. There are SO many good memories of on and off duty activities with Steve (i.e. NCO Council, softball and community service). I hope all those good memories provide you some comfort and help with the healing process. Steve will be GREATLY missed! My sincerest condolences.

  • Bill Ridley and Shirley Gamble Posted May 16, 2022 9:37 am

    Our condolences to Jill and his family. We have only known Steve for a couple of years now and considered Steve a good friend. Working with him was a joy. His stories,laughter and smiles were infectious. Steve stood strong with his values dedication,working hard and his will to stay and finish the job. We will miss him very much.

  • RON BRUNNER Posted May 16, 2022 7:15 pm

    Loved STEVE with all my heart as a little boy and always after that too. We did so many things together that I will never forget.—–STEVEs Dad

  • STEPHEN RHODES Posted May 17, 2022 7:04 am

    It has been a long time since we were at Scott AFB together…my first duty assignment. Had fun playing softball with Steve. He was a great guy.

  • Jack Mechanic Posted May 17, 2022 11:10 am

    A warm smile, a big heart, and a willingness to wrestle the toughest problems. Steve was as a wonderful man, an NCO who made things happen , and a loving family man.

  • Joseph Wisdom, Chief Retired Posted May 17, 2022 12:58 pm

    My thoughts and prayers reach out to all. Steve worked for me many years ago when I was the Superintendent of Commercial Services at Scott AFB IL. He was a God sent through many close-outs. He was always cheerful and professional. An asset to all that came in contact with him. We will all miss him and may God rest his soul.

  • John Niespodzianski Posted May 17, 2022 2:25 pm

    Steve was one of the good ones. He treated everyone with kindness and respect, and would do anything for his friends and family. My life is better having known him, and I’m sure many others feel the same way. Rest in peace, my friend.

  • Debbie OShea Posted May 17, 2022 7:54 pm

    Jill and family, My heart breaks for you on the.loss of Steve. I so remember when you.both were married and how happy you were. May God grant you peace and prayers on Steve’s passing. He was a wonderful man and father. God Bless all your family.

  • Roberta R Lowe Posted May 18, 2022 12:05 pm

    Jill and Family, May your treasured memories of Steve bring you comfort at this time of loss. Please know that we care deeply and are remembering you and the family with special prayers.

  • Miranda Frost Posted May 19, 2022 7:20 pm

    My condolences to Jill and his family. Steve was such a kindhearted, good man. Always had a positive attitude, and greeted me all the time at work with a big smile. He was such a hard worker. He would not stop until everything was done. He would always be jamming to his headphones singing while he worked. He always made you laugh. Really enjoyed working with him, and getting to know him. He will forever be missed, and never forgotten.

  • Linda Stokes Posted May 19, 2022 7:51 pm

    Jill, Ron, Mona, Laurie, Cheryl, and to all of Jill and Steve’s boys and their Families, my thoughts and prayers go out to you for your great loss. Steve was the most caring, kind and loving and fun guy! He helped get the pontoon into camp in Canada during a horrid storm. Rita and Cheryl were with us too. It was hailing and he stood in front of me holding out that big yellow rain suit so I could keep my eyes open. So many stories with Steve. Wish I could be there to say “till we meet again”. Love you and will keep telling our stories.❤️

  • Jane Messmore Posted May 20, 2022 12:37 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Steve was a great guy and friend. I knew him at Scott AFB and he was a great friend to everyone who knew him. Rest In Peace Stevie B.

  • Alice Vaccaro Posted May 23, 2022 8:26 am

    To Cheryl and family, I send loving prayers for this time of mourning

  • David Akemon Posted May 23, 2022 12:16 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to the family. At the service, my emotions got the best of me and it was hard to say everything I wanted to about Steve, but glad we were there. Steve was a great friend & co-worker to me and many of his Air Force family. Laura and I first met Steve in 1984–my first assignment at Scott AFB, IL Comptroller Squadron. We spent a lot of time together both at work and during off-duty time. Steve and I had a few things in common–I was born 1 week after Steve (Geminis) and both enjoyed our rock music. And during the last 4-5 years at Scott, Steve was our next door neighbor in the Scott mobile home park. So many memories with him and the AF friends we had until we left Scott in 1993. Whether at work, playing softball, golfing, watching football, barbecuing, or just hanging out, Steve was just a great guy to be around and have as a friend.

    • David Akemon Posted May 23, 2022 12:21 pm

      Continued due to character Limits
      We all took care of each other like family and were blessed to see his boys grow during that time and became really close to them. We tried to keep in touch best we could over the years–I’m going to miss him dearly and wish I could give him a call again on his birthday. Rest in peace Steve.

  • David Akemon Posted May 23, 2022 12:17 pm

    Continued due to character Limits
    We all took care of each other like family and were blessed to see his boys grow during that time and became really close to them. We tried to keep in touch best we could over the years–I’m going to miss him dearly and wish I could give him a call again on his birthday. Rest in peace Steve.

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