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Randal J Bruner

February 3, 1943 — September 20, 2023


Randal J. Bruner, age 80 of Paoli, passed away on September 20, 2023 at IU Health Paoli Hospital. He was born February 3, 1943 in Paoli, IN to parents Ernest Ray Bruner & Lydia Adeline (Wells) Bruner. He enjoyed his life with his companion Joyce Underhill. Randal worked as a heavy equipment operator on the pipeline as well as his own excavating business. Randal Joe's life is best defined by his passion for life. He loved to travel, adventure, and the environment. Randal was a member of the NSS and the National Ski Patrol. He was a scuba diver, caver, and enjoyed skiing. He was also passionate about recycling and nature.  Randal traveled the United States extensively by motorcycle and loved seeing out west.

Survivors include:

Companion: Joyce Underhill

Brother: Phillip Bruner

Nieces: Kristy Ford, Sherri Nail, & Leah Eubank

Nephew: Daniel Bruner

His beloved cat Soppy

several Great Nieces and Nephews

Randal was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Mick Bruner

Cremation was chosen. A Celebration of Life will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to the Orange County Humane Society or to have a tree planted in memory. McAdams Mortuary is in care of arrangements. For condolences visit


Orange County Humane Society
P.O. Box 61, Paoli IN 47454

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