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Elmer BrungardtMay 18, 2017
Elmer Brungardt, age 79, of Ellis, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society, Hays. He was born January 13, 1938, in Hyacinth, Kansas to Bonaventure and Helen (Weber) Brungardt. He graduated from Ellis High School in 1956. On September 1, 1956, he married Norma (Senesac) in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Damar, Kansas.
Elmer was a pumper for various oilfield companies. He was a US Air Force veteran serving from 1957 until 1961. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Ellis Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degree and a member of the Hays American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Norma of Hays; three sons, Dave (Joyce) Brungardt of Rosemount, Minnesota, Jerry (Mary) Brungardt and Mike (Jeanette) Brungardt all of Haysville, Kansas; three daughters, Sue (Duff) Watson and Connie (Rick) Brin all of Hays and Debbie (Daron) Watson of Montezuma, Kansas; a brother, Gilbert (Lorraine) Brungardt of Hays; two sisters, Anna Rita Weber of Hays and Helen “Jeanie” (Francis) Windholz of Victoria; eleven grandchildren, Amanda (Ramon) Lopez of San Antonio, Audra, Brandi and Nolan Watson of Hays, Rachel Brungardt of Kansas City, Cody, Cassy, and Cade Watson of Montezuma, Kaylee Brin of Hays, Justin and Brittany Brungardt of Haysville, and one great grandchild, David Lopez of San Antonio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Edwin, Bonaventure “Sonny” and Anthony Brungardt; three sisters, Angela Kinderknecht, Esther Laws and Clara Walters and two grandchildren, Logan Watson and Monica Watson.
Funeral services will be 2 PM Monday, May 22, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ellis with burial to follow in the church cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will be Sunday 5 PM - 8 PM with a combined rosary and parish vigil at 7 PM and Monday 1 PM until service time, all at St. Mary's Church.
Memorials are suggested to the Ellis Knights of Columbus Hall or St. Mary’s School.
Arrangements in care of Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS 67601.
Condolences may be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org