Henry Bruininks, the father of University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks, died Wednesday in Grand Rapids, Mich., after a long illness. He had recently been placed in hospice care. He was 93.
Bruininks had worked in an upholstery factory, as a semi-professional baseball umpire, a produce farmer and a landscaper. He had five children.
Services will be held Monday at the First Cutlerville Christian Reformed Church in Byron Center, Mich. Visitation will be Sunday at Stroo Funeral Home in Grand Rapids, Mich.