Vitus R. Brungardt

HAYS, Kansas – Vitus R. Brungardt, age 85, died Monday, April 28, 2014, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas.

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He was born November 10, 1928, in Gorham, Kansas to Edward J. and Catherine (Bellendir) Brungardt. He married Gertrude M. (Dome) on August 30, 1948, at Pfeifer, Kansas. She died December 26, 1976. He later married Gladys (Leiker) on August 25, 1977, in Hutchinson, Kansas.

He attended school in Gorham, Kansas, and worked at Dillon’s then S&W Supply and retired in 2004. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and St. Joseph 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, spending time with his family, grandchildren and he was an avid Royal’s fan.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Brungardt, of the home, two sons, Larry F. Brungardt and wife Terri, Hutchinson, KS; Keith A. Brungardt and wife Beverly, Vincent, KS; one daughter, Cindy Huser and husband Bryan, Hays, KS; three stepsons, LaVerne Lang, Jr. and wife Pam, Tribune, KS; Norman Lang and wife, Rose, LaCrosse, KS; Mark Lang and wife ,Lori, Hays, KS; one step-daughter Mary Lou Engel, of the home; one brother, Hubert Brungardt and wife, Shirley, Hays, KS; three sisters, Laura Posednik, Fort Worth, TX; Marie Orth and husband, Frank, McPherson, KS; Teckla Baker, Hays, KS; one brother-in-law, Floris and wife, Bernie, Pfeifer, KS; two sisters-in-law, Jan Brungardt, Kansas City, MO; Josepha Dome, Hays, KS; 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and eight step-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Leroy Brungardt; a great-grandchild, Aden Brungardt; step son-in-law, Cliff Engel; and step-son, Patrick Lang.

Services are 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 18th & Vine, Hays, Kansas. Inurnment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, Kansas.

A vigil service and Knights of Columbus rosary will be at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, at Cline’s Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.

Visitation is from 11:00 to 1:45 P.M. Wednesday, at Cline’s Mortuary of Hays.

Memorials to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church or Hays Medical Center Foundation.
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