H. James “Jim” Brungardt – age 81, of Victoria, Kansas died Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas. He was born January 17, 1938, in Salina, Kansas to H. F. “Ham” and Regina F. (VonLintel) Brungardt. He married Gladys M. (Kippes) on April 10, 1961, in Victoria, Kansas.
He and his wife owned and operated Brungardt’s IGA grocery store in Victoria, Kansas until they retired in the mid 1990’s. He remained very active and continued working as a courier for KPC Lab’s of Hays for 15 years. The Brungardt family started the hardware and grocery store in the late 1890’s and served the Victoria community for four generations. He was a 1955 graduate of Victoria High School, attended Rockhurst College in Kanas City, and was a graduate of Fort Hays State College. He served in the Kansas Air National Guard for three years, a former member of the Butterfield Antique Car Club for a number of years. He was a member of the Basilica of St. Fidelis, the Victoria 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus and the 4th Degree Assembly Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Brungardt, of the home; one son, Chris Brungardt and wife, Bertha, Victoria, KS; one brother, William “Bill” Brungardt and wife, Marcie, Branson, MO; three grandchildren, James Brungardt and wife, Erin, Hays, KS; Janae Tidwell and husband, Alex, Hays, KS; Janessa Schuetz and husband, Tommy, Hays, KS; six great grandchildren, Kendall, Trey, Myla Brungardt; Makson and Shae Tidwell;
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Joyce Ann Brungardt.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 30, 2019, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas with military honors by the Victoria V.F.W. Post No. 1751.
A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.
A combined vigil service and a Daughters of Isabella, Christian Mothers,VHS Class of 1955, and Knights of Columbus rosary will be at 6:30 P.M. Friday, at the Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas. The 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will stand honor guard from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, at the church.
Visitation is from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Friday, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas, and from 10:00 to 10:45 A.M. Saturday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main Street, Victoria, Kansas 67671.
The family suggests memorial to the Basilica of St. Fidelis.
Services are entrusted to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main Street, Victoria, Kansas 67671. Condolences can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or can be left by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com
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