02 April 2008

Wally Bronner (1927 - 2008)

Rest With God

The beloved founder of the world's largest Christmas store, located in the Bavarian-style village of Frankenmuth, Michigan, finally lost his battle with Cancer.

"You want to know the truth? The truth is no decorations are needed at all at Christmas. What's really needed at Christmas is that we decorate our hearts. We get so busy with all of our preparations that we forget that this is such an important time of year to stop and take time to reflect on our lives, our faith, our world. What matters most to me? Helping people to decorate their hearts with peace and love."

"My hobby of signs, displays, and decorations developed into a full-time business, and I never went to work. Since I never went to work, I don't have to think of retirement, and I'll continue the hobby, God-willing, but only on days that end in 'y'."

“Our dear family in prayer agreed to the reality that our living Lord and Savior, the Christ of CHRISTmas is ready receive me into his heavenly kingdom.”


  1. Ginger said...

    Wally was a very special man and touched so many lives. Read my tribute for more.