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Wallace John "Wally" Bronner
Birth: Mar. 9, 1927
Frankenmuth
Saginaw County
Michigan, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 2008
Frankenmuth
Saginaw County
Michigan, USA

Businessman, Wally Bronner; Founder of the Bronner's Christmas Wonderland (known as the World's largest Christmas store) in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Wally started out with a sign painting company and eventually started to make and sell commercial sized Christmas decorations. The Christmas Store (Bronner's Tannenbaum Shop and Bronner's Bavarian Corner) contributed to make Frankenmuth, Michigan a hot spot for visitors from near and far; along with the town's 'little Bavaria' theme and famous chicken dinners. As business increased, Bronner consolidated his businesses in 1977 on a 28-acre piece of land on the south side of town. In 1991 a building addition brought Bronner's Christmas Wonderland (store, office buildings and factory) to a space the size of five-football fields. Mr. Bronner was noted as a deeply religious man whose personal and business motto was: "Enjoy CHRISTmas, It's HIS birthday; Enjoy Life, It's HIS way." He was often found in the store during the Christmas season greeting customers and leading groups in holiday carols. 
 
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 Parents:
  Herman George Bronner (1893 - 1960)
  Ella Hubinger Bronner (1892 - 1954)
 
 Sibling:
  Helen Bronner Rupprecht (1918 - 1963)*
  Wallace John Bronner (1927 - 2008)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
MARRIED
6-23-1951
 
Burial:
Saint Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery
Frankenmuth
Saginaw County
Michigan, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 03, 2008
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Wallace John Wally Bronner
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Wallace John Wally Bronner
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Wallace John Wally Bronner
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You have the best store, Wally! Thank you forever and ever!
- The Blue Bird
 Added: May. 29, 2016
You have made a magical store.
- Michelle B.
 Added: Oct. 12, 2015
Thanks for all the wonderful memories at Bronners over the years. Every time I was there you would always make time to talk. I know Death takes everyone eventually. Unfortunately, for us it did not wait awhile longer as a courtesy before taking you from u...(Read more)
- Peter Quill
 Added: Jun. 25, 2015
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