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Austin Jacob Bruner

March 16, 2001 — August 6, 2019

Austin Jacob Bruner, 18, of Eldorado, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, in Hamilton County, Ohio.

He was born on March 16, 2001, in Beaufort, South Carolina to Matthew Bruner of Eldorado and Nadia Hall of Naples, Florida.

Austin was a 2019 graduate of Tri-Village High School. He was an accomplished student and athlete, completing college courses, and playing football, basketball and running track. He was a Fox 45 Scholar Athlete, State runner-up in the 400M, and was scheduled to begin college at Bluffton University where he would have played football and ran track.

Austin had a magnetic personality and was the 2018 Homecoming King. He was a friend to everyone and followed his own path. He led by example, guided by his unwavering moral compass. He was your typical young man; loved being outside, going to the beach, fishing with family, hanging out with his friends, and doing backflips. Austin enjoyed traveling and had lived in South Carolina, Florida, and Japan. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in New Madison. Austin was an amazing brother and would do anything for his siblings. If a life is measured by what is left behind, Austin's life, though brief, was a successful one.

In addition to his parents, Austin is survived by his stepmother, Stacy Bruner of Eldorado; his stepfather, Stephen Gilmore of Darlington, South Carolina; his siblings, Bryanna Gilmore of Naples, and Aaron and Alan Bruner, both of Eldorado; his maternal grandparents, Elise Borgelin and William Hall, both of Miami, Florida; his paternal grandparents, Mike and Robin Bruner of New Madison; his great grandmother, Lucile Dorasme of Haiti; his step-grandparents, Brian and Diane Martin and Mary Jo Martin, all of Greenville; his maternal aunts and uncles, Keshlyne Hall, William Hall, Jr., Steven Borgelin, all of Miami, Norma Owens of Virginia, Edmond, Yolette, Ronald, Andrise, Carine, Guerrier, Laurette, Prospere, and Elize Borgelin, all of Haiti; his paternal aunts and uncles, Terry and Marcy Jackson of Harrison, Ohio, Ted and Melanie Miller of New Madison, and Rob and Christy Timmerman of Ridgeville, Indiana; his girlfriend, Alana Holsapple; and numerous cousins.

A memorial service will take place at 1:00 PM on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at Tri-Village High School gymnasium in New Madison with Pastor David Ritchy officiating.

Guests may visit with Austin's family on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the school gymnasium.

The family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes with the services.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Austin Bruner Scholarship Memorial Fund. Donations can be made at any Farmer State Bank.

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