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Obituary: Austin James Bruinsma

September 23, 2003 – February 25, 2024

Austin James BruinsmaAustin James Bruinsma, age 20, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 25, 2024. Beloved son of Amy (Loren) Smith and Eric (Kelly) Bruinsma. Dear brother of Zakary, Troy, Kelsey, and Noah. Cherished grandson of Kathy and late Jim Bruinsma, Patricia and Vern Stadt (late Larry Smith), Dean and Vanessa Doty, Brian and Debbie Kolosh. Austin was loved by his many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Austin impacted many lives by his gentleness, kindness, soft spokenness, and his willingness to help others. His smile and presence would light up a room. He loved his job with Boilermakers Local #374.

Visitation Friday, March 1, 2024 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. A funeral service will be held prior to the visitation at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be given in Austin’s memory to Lowell High School Welding ECA 2501 East Commercial Ave., Lowell, IN 46356.

For further information please contact 219-322-7300.

Smits Funeral Homes
Smits Funeral Homes
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