Bronislavs “Bruno” Putans, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at home at the age of 89 years. Bruno was born in Latvia April 6, 1920. He married Emilija Grigans July 18, 1949 and she survives him. He retired from Saginaw Steering Gear in October, 1982. He was a member of the Latvian Lutheran Church in Saginaw. In addition to his wife, Bruno is survived by three step-children, Janis (Loretta) Grigans, Freeland, MI, Parsla (Harold) Welch, Dacula, Georgia and Margaret (Alvin)Turner, Old Hickory, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Janis (Norine) Grigans, Lisa (Doug) DeFord, Markus Welch and Miles (Jennie) Welch; seven great-grandchildren. The funeral service will take place 1:00 p.m. September 4, 2009 at W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Rd. Rev. Ronald Dombrowski will officiate with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the chapel on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 12 noon until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Latvian Lutheran Church.