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Hubert Brungardt

June 16, 2018 ~ June 16, 2018


Hubert Brungardt, age 83, of Hays, Kansas passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Via Christi Village, Hays. He was born February 12, 1935 in Gorham, Kansas to Edward J. and Catherine (Bellinder) Brungardt. On May 19, 1997 he married Shirley (Jacobs) Stalder in Hays.

Hubert was a retired truck driver working for Groendyke and Farmland Industries for 24 years. Prior to that he had worked in the oil fields for 15 years. He was a US Army Veteran. His memberships included Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and the McPherson Knights of Columbus where he was a 3rd degree knight. His hobbies included making rosaries and being a Mr. Fix-it being able to do most repairs on rental properties himself. Above all he was an avid Kansas City Royals fan.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Brungardt of Hays; three daughters, LaQuita (Rocky) Geis of McPherson, Kansas, Lisa (Jim) Nelson of Topeka, Kansas and Sue (David) Jenkins of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida; two sisters, Marie Orth of McPherson and Teckla Baker of Hays; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Stephen) Loy of Topeka, Rick Geis of Shawnee Mission, KS, Kyle (Erica Kasper) Nelson of McPherson and Jared Nelson of Galva, KS as well as three great grandchildren, Tyler Loy, Emily Loy and Brayden Nelson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Laura Podsednik and two brothers, Vitus and Leroy Brungardt.

Funeral services will be 10 AM Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hays. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery with Military Honors courtesy of the Hays VFW Honor Guard.

Visitation will be Tuesday 4 PM - 8 PM and Wednesday 9 AM - 9:30 AM all at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

A McPherson Knights of Columbus rosary service will be Tuesday at 6:30 PM followed by a parish vigil service at 7 PM all at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice at Hays Medical Center.

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