Father Bruno Fuhrmann, OSB, youngest son of Joseph and Mary (Orth) Fuhrmann, was born on July 31, 1929, in Gainesville, Texas, and named Bernard. He attended St. Peter’s Elementary School in Lindsay and came to Subiaco Academy in 1943 where he joined his brother, Br. Michael. Bernard graduated with the class of 1947.
He entered the novitiate of Subiaco Abbey in 1948, making his religious profession September 15, 1949, receiving the name Bruno. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 16, 1954.
Father Bruno held a variety of positions since his ordination, teaching at at Subiaco Academy and serving as pastor to at more than eight parishes in Arkansas and Texas. He held the post of Abbey Procurator and Treasurer from 1974-1990 and from 1992 to 2002 served as a missionary at Santa Familia Monastery, Belize, Central America.
At the monastery Father Bruno worked in the garden and at the sawmill even while receiving treatments for his illness. From early childhood Father Bruno’s favorite outdoor pastime was fishing.
Survivors include a sister, Juliana Grewing of Muenster, TX, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Christian Wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018, and the liturgy of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018, in Saint Benedict Church at Subiaco. Interment will be in the Abbey Cemetery under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris, Arkansas. Online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/paris
May he rest in peace.