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“I so remember Bunny's sweetness when we attended Ankeny Evangelical Free and her poetry. What a wonderful Christian woman. Now praising Christ face...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Kathryn Spragg - Des Moines, IA

“To my friends Milt, Ken and Marcia and the Aunan family: Please know that you have my deepest condolences. Milt and I were charter members of the...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Michael McMurry - Ankeny, IA

“So sorry for your loss. Milt I worked with you and Harry McQueen back in the day. It's never easy to lose your mom ❤ ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Cherie Cole - Ankeny

“So sorry for your loss. Bunny was always a ray of sunshine. Prayers for all the family. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Dick Hansen - Friend

“It was an honor and privilege to help care for Bunny. She was a sweet person with a wonderful family. God bless you all. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Geneva Owens - Friend

“I so enjoyed knowing Bunny when I worked in Ankeny many years ago. God's blessings to her family, and sympathies in your loss. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Pam Duffy - Des Moines, IA

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Bunny L. Aunan, left this world to be in the presence of her Savior and Lord with Milt II at her side on April 12, 2020 (Easter— Resurrection Day) at Vintage Hills Memory Care Facility in Ankeny, Iowa.
Due to quarantine regulations, memorial service and burial will be for immediate family only.
Bunny was born April 15, 1928, to Alois and Gladys Dreier. She lived in Montana, Nebraska, and Iowa growing up. One of the memories dear to her was singing with a USO group in Omaha, Nebraska, during WW II.
Upon moving with her family to Sioux City, Iowa, she met Milt Aunan Sr at her father's bakery. Milt wooed her until she gave in and went out with him. They were married April 3, 1947, at the Sioux City Evangelical Free Church. It was 73 years this year and they celebrated by holding hands (their usual constant contact), and with a cake and banner made by their care givers at Vintage Hills where they have lived for the last several years.
Bunny will always be remembered for her lavish entertaining —especially Christmas Eve in her home. She made at least 30 different kinds of cookies each Christmas and generously gave them away. She was loved by all her grandchildren and was famous for her chocolate chip cookies that were their favorite!!
Bunny also was an accomplished poet, enjoyed her canasta club while living in Bettendorf, worked at church, and was Planning and Zoning Secretary for Ankeny for many years. She loved making crafts and all of her children benefitted from the many different things she made.
One of the highlights of her life was traveling in their motor home. She and Milt Sr traveled through many states, one of which was Alaska, and they spent their winters in Tucson, AZ, with so many friends they have continued relationships. Lots of memories and stories about these trips live in our hearts as well as theirs.
Bunny was the anchor of the family and will be continually missed. She would want you to know that the most important thing in life is giving yourself over to Jesus Christ and living your life for the glory of Him. If you have questions about that relationship, you may contact any of her children and they would be privileged to share with you their love of the Lord.
She is survived by her husband, Milt Sr, four children, Kevin, Milt II (Corene), Marcia (Dr. Kenneth) and Eric...11 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, 3 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.
Bunny and Milt have been members of Westchester Evangelical Free Church in Des Moines, Iowa, for many, many years!!
In lieu of flowers, you may send memorial checks made out to Hidden Acres Christian Center with Bunny Aunan in the memo to Dr. Kenneth Hansen PO Box 139 Ankeny Iowa 50021. They will be collected and given to Hidden Acres for a memorial decided by the family.