Noah Bruner


Noah Bruner

Joint funeral services for 21-year old Noah Bruner and 44-year old Dr Matthew Bruner are Wednesday, December 1 at 6:00 pm in the Scottsbluff High School Gymnasium in Scottsbluff, NE. 

The family has asked attendees to wear their favorite Scottsbluff/Gering sports gear or Minnesota Vikings (NFL) apparel.

Services will live-stream through 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made at Platte Valley Bank in Scottsbluff. 

Online condolences may be left at

Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff is assisting the family with services.

The Bruners were both graduates of Chadron State College, Noah this past May and Matthew in 2000. They died together in a plane crash Nov 14, 2021, near the Chadron, NE, Municipal Airport.

Noah Hunter Bruner was born December 14, 1999 in Chadron Community Hospital to Matthew and Deidra Bruner. At 8
months old, they moved to Omaha as his father began medical school.

Noah grew up and started elementary school in Omaha, but in 2009 the family moved to Scottsbluff as his father began his practice with Regional West Medical Center.

Noah continued his education at Community Christian School, then attended Bluffs Middle School and Scottsbluff High School where he participated in football, basketball, golf, and DECA. He graduated with honors in 2018 and went on to pursue his education at Chadron State College.

He worked in the CSC training room, the Nelson Physical Activity Center, and enjoyed playing intramural basketball. He graduated from Chadron State Magna Cum Laude in May of 2021 with his Bachelor of Arts in Business degree and a minor in Sports Leadership, Magna Cum Laude.

This past summer he lived in Johnstown, CO, and split time between his summer job working at the “shack” at the Scottsbluff Country Club in Scottsbluff and his fulltime job at the Power to Play Sports Event Center in Windsor, CO, where he was the Operations Assistant for Power2Play Sports. For Power2Play he coached, managed concessions and court rentals and was a Colorado certified official.

Noah was an admired leader in everything he did, but demonstrated his strong leadership skills in a quiet, competitive, and positive way. He was the silent one whose punchline and timing to any joke was impeccable. He was meticulous in many ways and planned how to accomplish his goals without hesitation.

His favorite things included his family, his friends, the Minnesota Vikings, and loved the challenging aspects of business especially sports related. His extensive knowledge of sports, stats, records, picks, analysis and predictions was a constant conversation that he enjoyed having with his dad. He spent numerous hours in the great outdoors, hiking and
walking his dog, Ryker.

Noah cared for others deeply and had a way of showing it in the gifts he carefully chose. He loved family game nights where his deep competitive spirit reflected the record hanging on the fridge as proof that he did not like to lose. You knew he had the upper hand when he bellowed, “Let’s go!”

Noah is survived by his mother, Deidra; siblings Jocelyn (fiancé Zane Richards), James, Josiah, and Nyah; grandparents Robert “Toby” and Barbara Miller and Robert “Chuck” and Betty Bruner. Aunts and uncles including Michael Miller, Mindy (Josh) Lively, Matthew (Andrea) Miller, Mary (Chad) Blair, Sarah (Lee) Basco and 15 cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Matthew Bruner; his uncle, Daniel Bruner, and many loved ones.