Steven R. "Coach" Brunes, of Lebanon, IN passed away peacefully in his home, January 2, 2020.
Steve was born in Danville, Indiana at Hendricks Hospital in 1949. His parents, Robert and Lucille, raised him on his grandmother’s farm on Old 52 in Whitestown. Steve attended Perry Central School until his freshman year when Perry Central consolidated with Lebanon. He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1967. Steve played basketball until his sophomore year. He talked about being a basketball coach since he was 8 years old. He knew farm life wasn’t going to be a career for him. After high school he attended Indiana State University and graduated with a bachelors degree in English. He went on to get his masters degree and fulfill his dream of being a basketball coach.
His career spanned 39 years in the state of Indiana with 500+ wins. He started his coaching career at Mooresville High School as a freshman coach. His first varsity coaching job was at Cowan High School where he won the school’s first sectional title. His career took off and he had much success at schools such as North Newton, Blackford, East Central, Brownsburg, Castle, and Columbus East before retiring.
He is preceded in death by his wife Kathryn Brunes of Lizton, IN. He is survived by his mother, Lucille from Lebanon; brother, Randy (Sally) from Indianapolis; son, Craig (Donna) and Craig’s two children Jaclyn and Alexis; and daughter, Crista (Chad) and Crista’s five children, Blane, Laney, Brolen, Leytan, and Brenner.
A Celebration of Coach Brunes' life will be held at 12pm, January 11, 2020 in the Funeral Home, where friends and family will gather from 10 am until the time of the Life Celebration. All are encouraged to arrive with memories ready to share.Burial will follow in the KofP Cemetery, Lizton, IN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are encouraged to the Tri-West Dollars for Scholars program.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of funeral director, Eric MD Bell of Pittsboro. All are encouraged to keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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