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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
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Tonya Bruscher

Tonya Sue Bruscher (Risinger)

Saturday, January 12th, 1991 - Saturday, August 29th, 2020
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Tonya Sue (Risinger) Bruscher, 29, of Brunsville, Iowa passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020 following a motor vehicle accident near Jefferson, South Dakota. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Rev. Shawn Brooks will officiate. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the funeral home on Thursday prior to the service. Expressions of sympathy may be directly through

Tonya Sue (Risinger) Bruscher was born on January 12, 1991 in Longmont, Colorado to Lyle and Christina (Rocha) Risinger. She grew up in Iowa City, IA before moving to Le Mars in 2003. She graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 2009. Following high school, Tonya worked as a CNA at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, Verizon Wireless in sales, Central Valley Ag in Oyens in accounting before being drawn back to her calling of helping people as an EMT. Tonya was presently employed with Midwest Medical as an EMT as well as taking classes at the School of EMS in Omaha, Nebraska to earn a Paramedic Certificate. She was scheduled to graduate in April of 2021.

On March 14, 2013, Tonya and Chris Bruscher were united in marriage at Las Vegas, Nevada. They made their home in Brunsville, Iowa. A busy mother of 5, Tonya’s life centered on her family and her marriage. She followed her daughters in dance classes and her son in 4-H. She also spent over two weeks in New York assisting with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tonya will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Chris Bruscher and her children, Brayden, Dax, Brecca, Dessa and Brenten all of Brunsville, IA; her mother and her husband, Christina and Glen Delperdang of Le Mars, IA; her father and his wife, Lyle and Therese Risinger of Dakota City, Nebraska; mother-and father-in-law, Stacey and Kevin Bruscher of Le Mars, IA; a sister, Kayla Andal of Norfolk, NE; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; Joe and Amy Rocha and Rex and Gladys Risinger.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the funeral home on Thursday prior to the service.
  • Service

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 11:00am
    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    Rev. Shawn Brooks
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    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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Posted at 02:27am
I met Tonya when she was 8 years old. She an her mother were my neighbors in the apartments we lived in in Iowa City. I was a college student then. Tonya became my friend the first time she saw me. She would come over an play video games with me for hours. Her mom would bring ice cream for us. She used to climb up on my shoulders and stand up tall and then she would just fall, and i guess she trusted that i would catch her. I always did. I still have my old pickup that i had in college and it still has a sticker of a wolf in it that she put there. A year and a half later, i graduated an moved away. I missed her so much, but life happens. Her mother and i would exchange emails an she would send me pictures once in a while over the next 10 years. When Tonya got a cell phone, i would text her on her birthday every year an usually i only got a thanks, for a reply, but sometimes a little more. In July 2019, out of the blue, she texted me and the faucet opened. We talked and talked and talked, for the next several months, but then she started the EMT job and she was so busy. We backed off to once or twice a month. Then nothing for five months. I texted her at Christmas and her birthday, but no response. When her mother emailed me yesterday and told me what happened to her.... She was an amazing woman with so much love. She was so proud of her babies and her new job and what her life was becoming finally. What a beautiful soul! She made a difference in my life. I'll never forget her. I can't imagine your pain...


Posted at 06:30am
I never met Tonya, but I am sending my deepest condolences and prayers to the family during this tragic time. May she rest in peace. RIP beautiful.

-Kaytee Midwest Medical Dispatch, Cleveland, OH

alan stewart

Posted at 01:28pm
So very sorry for your loss. May your love one rest in peace and may God be with you and your family at this time. God Bless. Mr. and Mrs. Alan Stewart . Midwest Medical Employee in Cleveland, Ohio.

loren pageler

Posted at 05:22pm
sorry to hear about your loss

MMT- Iowa City Crew

Posted at 05:58pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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