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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Rest in Heavenly Peace Wally Bronner

For those unfamiliar with Michigan, Bronner's Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Michigan is something of a tourist attraction. This small town is a recreation of Bavaria in Michigan. Not only that, but one of its main attractions, Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, is known for celebrating Christmas all year long. They have a lot of wonderful Christmas decorations, and their store is a sight to behold. It is beautifully decorated and very large.

Well, Mr. Wally Bronner, the gentleman who founded Bronner's in the 1940s, passed away today. I heard about it on the radio as I was running errands. He was well-known in the area (Frankenmuth is maybe 20 minutes from my home) as a upstanding businessman and a leader in the Frankenmuth community. What really brought this home was a conversation I had with my Grandpa Buttrick a few months before he passed away regarding Wally Bronner. My Grandpa Buttrick, a well-respected businessman and community supporter too, told me how much he respected Mr. Bronner. Grandpa Buttrick stated that he met Wally Bronner a couple of times, and I can imagine that the two men had quite a bit in common. Anyway, it is a sweet little memory that I have of my Grandpa. I also have several wonderful childhood memories associated with Bronners.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Bronner family today.

Wally Bronner, founder of Bronner's Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, dies

Lindsey

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1 Comments:

At 9:41 AM, Blogger Ginger said...

Wally was a very special man and touched so many lives. Read my tribute for more.

 

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