Eugene "Gene" Bruning, 79, Normal, IL, died at 3:00 a.m., Tuesday – July 2, 2013 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL.;Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 5, 2013 at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. The family will greet friends following the memorial service. Inurnment will be private at Friends Cemetery, Bentown, IL. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.;Gene was born October 11, 1933 at Heyworth, IL a son of Elmer and Veronica Roell Bruning. He married Evelyn L. Shields on May 18, 1957 at Anchor, Illinois.;Survivors include his wife, Evelyn L. Shields Bruning, Normal, IL, their children, Michael Bruning, Bloomington, IL, Mark (Susie) Bruning, Brownsburg, IN, Michelle (Dave) McPherson, Bloomington, IL, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and a brother, Lynn Bruning, LeRoy, IL.;Gene worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co., for many years as a mechanical engineer prior to retirement. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He enjoyed wintering in Texas following his retirement.