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Warren Brune ’47

Born in Eustis, Nebraska, to Sophie and Samuel Brune, Warren moved to Portland after graduating from high school. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a navigator during WWII, and attended Reed during the summer of 1946 and the 1946/47 academic year. He then worked in the lumber business for several firms in the Willamette Valley, spending the majority of his career with Chapman Lumber. In 1960, he married Dorothy Mae Mosser, and they had a daughter, Betsy. An avid and accomplished golfer, Warren was a member of the Portland Golf Club for 59 years, winning several championships and other accolades. As a member of the Lake Oswego United Methodist Church, he helped relocate Vietnamese families after the war and helped with Operation Nightwatch, a shelter for homeless persons in Portland. A longtime member of the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, he helped establish the computer center and worked as a tutor and administrator for the computer center classes. The city of Lake Oswego honored him with an Unsung Hero Award in 2003 for that work. His wife and daughter survive him

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2016

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