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Yolanda “Loni” Girten Brunner

January 11, 1957 — September 1, 2020


Yolanda “Loni” Girten Brunner age 63 of Alliance, passed away peacefully in her home on September 1st after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Joseph W. Girten and Georgia Buckman Smith and was born on January 11, 1957 at 11:11am in Morganfield, KY. A resident of the Louisville and Alliance area since grade school, she attended Louisville high school. She served as a physical therapy assistant at Altercare of Louisville, where she received numerous awards for her dedication and compassionate care. She will be forever loved by all who knew her.

Loni is survived by her husband of 22 years, David Lee Brunner; parents, Lloyd L. Smith and Georgia Buckman Smith; sister, Kathy Girten Windell; brother, Joseph “Bo” Girten; sister-in-law, Cindy Girten; sons, Ryan (Maureen) Bollas, Robert (Betty) Bollas and David “Davey” Brunner; daughters, Deanne (Kendra) Logan, Danielle (Eric) Bolyard, and Jill Brunner; grandchildren, Kaidan Bolyard, Jordan Bolyard, Rylan Bolyard, Nicholas Bollas, Benjamin Bollas, Maddalyn Bollas, Caden Callock, Skyler Curry, Quinn Callock; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Loni is preceded in death by father, Joseph W. Girten; brother, James Martin “Marty” Girten and brother-in-law, Michael Windell.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 4th from 3-5pm at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. Those attending the services are asked to please wear a proper protective mask and practice safe distancing requirements. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at

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