Joni H. Bruss, age 48, of Spring Grove, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at Condell Medical Center, Libertyville.
She was born November 9, 1957 in Chicago to Henry and Henriette (Steinke) Carfora. On June 10, 1978 she married Arthur H. Bruss Jr. at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Antioch.
Formerly of Antioch since 1962, Joni had lived in Spring Grove for the past 13 years. She was employed as a driver for Laidlaw Transportation, transporting special needs students for 27 years.
She loved animals, and enjoyed scuba diving, motorcycling, and spending time with family and friends. She was a charter member of the Old Bags Club.
Survivors include her husband Arthur of 28 years; and a brother, Gilbert (Barbara) Schumacher of Antioch.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a nephew Gilbert Schumacher.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2006 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 510 N. Cedar Lake Road, Round Lake, IL 60073. The Rev. Lisle Kauffman will officiate.
Memorials to Condell Hospice, 115 W. Church Street, Libertyville, IL 60048, would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home. For information call the funeral home at 847-546-3300 or to send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com.