Gerald Lee “Gary” Brungardt, 68 of Russell, Kansas died Monday, December 10, 2012 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas.
Gary was born August 21, 1944 in Hays, Kansas, the son of Wendolin N. and Helen I. (Francis) Brungardt. He grew up in Gorham, Kansas and graduated from Gorham High School.
Gary was the owner and operator of Brungardt Oil & Lease Inc. in Russell.
Gary was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He also was a member of A.A.
When he was not working, he enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Surviving family include two sons, Christopher Brungardt and wife Kathleen of Hays, Kansas and Bryan Brungardt of Lansing, Kansas; two sisters, Barbara Phillips of Hutchinson, Kansas and Carolyn Garrison of Salina, Kansas; and grandchildren Heuer Lee Brungardt, Elsa Brungardt, Claudia Brungardt and Soren Gerald Brungardt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Donald Brungardt and sister Joyce Davison.
Celebration of the Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, December 14, 2012 at St. Mary, Queen of Angels Catholic Church of Russell with Fr. Charles Steier and Fr. Daniel Scheetz officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Gorham. Visitation will be from 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell. Vigil will be held at 7 PM Thursday, December 13, 2012 at St. Mary, Queen of Angels Catholic Church. The family is requesting Memorials be made to the Russell County Food Pantry. Contributions and condolences may be sent in care of Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary who is in charge of these arrangements.