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Edwin J. "Eddie" Brungardt

May 14, 2018

Edwin J. “Eddie” Brungardt of Walker, Kanss, age 85, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas. He was born October 11,1932, in Hays, Kansas, to Joseph P. and Agnes P (Dinkel) Brungardt.  He married Theresa A. (Dreiling) on September 10, 1956, in Victoria, Kansas.  She preceded him in death on January 15, 2015.

He was a dairy farmer for 20 years and worked 26 years for Ellis County Road and Bridge Department.  He retired in 2000.  He was a 1950 graduate of Victoria High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He was a carry out at the Dillion’s Vine Street store for 12 years.  He was member of the AA Oak Street House in Hays for over 30 years, a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Walker, Kansas and served on the St. Ann’s Church Committee, a lifetime member of the Victoria Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 1751 and the Victoria 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus.  Eddie was kind hearted, a generous man, had a great sense of humor and making people laugh.  He enjoyed playing and watching baseball, basketball and football.  He was a St. Louis Cardinal’s fan and a big K-State football fan.  He lived almost his entire life on the family farm and loved his God, his wife, four kids and his grandchildren, gardening, listening to Polkas and Southern Gospel music.

Survivors include  two sons, Cletus J. Brungardt and wife, Jeri, Wichita, KS; Edwin G. “Ed” Brungardt Jr. and wife, Sheila, Crowley, TX; two daughters, Sue M. Groth and husband, Jim, Dodge City, KS; Jeanne  R. Brungardt, Victoria, KS; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren and two on the way; two brothers, Linus Brungardt, Winfield, KS; Valerian Brungardt, Scottsdale, AZ; two sisters, Henrietta Brungardt, St. Louis, MO; Eleanor Lang, Manhattan, KS; one sister-in-law, Rita Brungardt, Wichita, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one daughter, Coleen Brungardt; four brothers, Gregory, Dominic, Herman and Joseph Brungardt; one sister, Amelia Hammerschmidt and one infant sister, Henrietta Brungardt.

Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Walker, Kansas.  Military honors will be conducted at the church by the Victoria V.F.W. Post No. 1751.  A private family inurnment will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery at a later date.

A vigil service will be at 7:00 P.M. Friday, followed by a Knights of Columbus and V.F.W. rosary at 7:30 P.M. Friday, all at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main Street, Victoria, Kansas.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Friday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, Victoria, Kansas and from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Saturday, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Walker, Kansas.

The family suggest memorials to St. Ann’s Catholic Church or the AA Oak Street House of Hays. 

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