John Robert Brunke, 83, died November 3, 2019.
John was born December 29, 1935 to Cecil and Helen Brunke. He was a United States Army veteran. He was united in marriage to Vera Jean Walker November 20, 1960.
He was the third generation owner of Brunke Hardware and Auto Parts Store and worked nearly 53 years. He also was a member of the Optimist Club for over 50 years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and he also attended Primitive Baptist Churches.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Helen Brunke; son-in-law, Bob Estes; and daughter-in-law, Betty Brunke.
He is survived by his wife, Vera of the home, and their six children, Mary Estes, Robert Brunke (Jackie Hurst), Myra Medlin, Albert Brunke, Tina (Marcos) Guerreo, and Lila (Curtis) Huson; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth (Pat) Brunke and Larry (Clara) Brunke; and a host of family and friends.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2019 at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs. Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, November 9, 2019, also at the funeral home with burial at North New Garden Cemetery with full military honors.
Our Sincere Condolences
I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Barbara M Buehrer
Rest in peace. I so regret that this town is losing so many that invested their whole lives into Excelsior Springs.
Gail Carr Brown