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Henning ‘Hank’ Bruett

May. 4, 1930 — Jan. 1, 2020

Henning Bruett, longtime resident of Davis, passed away peacefully on New Year’s Day at the Carlton Plaza after a long bout with COPD and cancer.

Hank was born in Brunsbüttel-Koog, a small coastal town in Germany on the North Sea. He was the youngest of three boys. At the age of 19, with $40 in his pocket and not knowing a word of English, Hank crossed the Atlantic on a freighter to seek his fortune in the New World. Once in New York, Hank boarded a greyhound bus across the U.S. to the Bay Area to live with his uncle and begin his new adventure.

He worked for PG&E, SMUD and Valley Elevator before becoming a successful real estate investor and running an electrical contracting business.

He met and married Rhoda Covington while working for PG&E in Solano County.

Hank was kind to everyone, had an infectious positive attitude and strong work ethic. His life philosophy was contained in the mantras “enjoy every day and each other”,” attitude is everything” and “never go to bed mad”.
365体育滚球 He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 63 years, Rhoda. He is survived by his sons Brooks (Kelly) and Jeff (Donna); and grandchildren Max, Scott and Ashley.

He will be remembered with great fondness by all who knew him.

365体育滚球A Memorial Service followed by a reception will begin at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Davis Community Church.

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