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Donald Wilson Bruner ’42

Donald Wilson Bruner ’42, May 16, 2005, in Portland. Donald attended Reed for two years before serving in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. He received the Bronze Star. In 1946, he earned a BA in liberal arts from the University of Illinois; and then completed an MEd from the University of Oregon in 1948 and an EdD from Columbia University in 1950. His career as a school principal brought him to Portland to Abernathy School, James John School, and Kellogg Middle School. Survivors include his wife Marilyn Howell, whom he married in 1967, a son and daughter, two stepsons and step daughters, 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2005

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