Eldred D. Bruntzel (1927-2017)

Eldred Deverne Bruntzel, 90, passed away April 14, 2017, at Country Living of Larned.
He was born March 25, 1927, in LaCrosse, the son of Alfred Frederick and Mildred I. Ellis Bruntzel. He lived his early years in Rozel, moving to Ulysses in 1959, then moved back to Larned in 2011. He was an oil and gas distributer for AMCO.
He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the American Legion, Masons and a lifetime member of the VFW. He served in the United States Navy, where he received the victory medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.
On Aug. 8, 1946, he married Rosalyn Wanita Umberger in Larned. She survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Joyce Marie Klein, Salina, Jennifer Kay (Dr. Dennis) Kepka, Wilson; a sister, Sharon Price, Larned; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janell Rose Bruntzel, and a sister, JoAnn Simmons Selzer.
The funeral was Wednesday, April 26, at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned, with Gene Price officiating. Burial was in the Larned Cemetery, Larned, with military graveside rites.
Memorials may be given to the Country Living of Larned, VFW or American Legion, all of Larned, in care of Beckwith Mortuary, Box 477, Larned, Kan. 67550.
Condolences may be left at www.beckwithmortuary.com.

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