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 Wallace John “Wally” Bronner

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Wallace John “Wally” Bronner

  • Birth 9 Mar 1927 Frankenmuth, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 1 Apr 2008 Frankenmuth, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Frankenmuth, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
  • Plot Sec G Lot 96-1
  • Memorial ID 25714475

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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  • Added: 3 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25714475
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Wallace John “Wally” Bronner (9 Mar 1927–1 Apr 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25714475, citing Saint Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery, Frankenmuth, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Honoring our Ancestors (contributor 46844300) .