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Karen Rae Brungardt

March 5, 2019


Karen Rae (Wilhelm) Brungardt, age 73, of Hays, Kansas passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Hays Medical Center. She was born August 25, 1945 in Russell, Kansas to Ed and Gertie (Huff) Wilhelm. She married Roy Brungardt on June 25, 1966 in Russell. He preceded her in death August 30, 2018.

Karen was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Smoky Hill Country Club where she was very active in ladies golf. She enjoyed crafts especially silk floral arrangements and jewelry making . Karen was also a very active supporter of TMP-Marian, ARC and the Mary Elizabeth Maternity Home.

She is survived by two sons, Jeff Brungardt and wife Suzanne of Kansas City, Kansas and Kirk Brungardt of Dallas, Texas; three sisters, her twin, Sharon Strecker of Kansas City, Janice Schmidt of Kansas City and Donna Howard of Hawaii; a granddaughter, Katelyn Brungardt in Chicago and a grandson, John Brungardt in KC.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Doris Burris.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67637. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Hays.

Visitation will be Friday 5 PM - 7 PM at the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hays Med Hospice Center

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