Jack Louis Brunsch was born March 17, 1952, in Kadoka, South Dakota, the son of Paul and Lucille (Peck) Brunsch. He began grade school in a one room school house located two miles from the ranch home. He later attended grade school at Norris, before attending Bennett County High School, graduating in 1970. He began his college career at South Dakota State University in Brookings, then transferred to Missoula, Montana, before graduating from Black Hills State, majoring in Biology and Chemistry.
Jack’s first and main interest was his children. He also loved ranching, team roping, gardening, golfing, skiing, and generally all outdoor activities with family and friends.
Throughout his years in rodeo, Jack received many buckles and awards. In 2010, he participated in the Indian National Finals Rodeo. Through both ranching and rodeo, he built and cherished many lifelong friendships.
Survivors include a son Alan Brunsch of Norris; a daughter Misty Brunsch of Norris; his mother Lucille Brunsch of Norris; two brothers Beryl Brunsch of Martin, and Jim Brunsch and his wife Jill of Buckeye, Arizona; four sisters Nancy Kehn of Batesland, Carol Anderson and her husband Stanton of Belvidere, Jane Rutherford and her husband Mike of Rapid City, and Cindy Coon and her husband Rodney of Martin; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Jack was preceded in death by his father Paul, and nieces Angie Amiotte and Michelle Brunsch.
Visitation was held 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka, and one hour preceding the services at the Activities Center in Martin on Saturday.
Funeral services were held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Martin Activities Center at Martin Grade School, (located on the north side of Hwy. 18, on the west side of Martin) with Father Craig West and Father Webster Two Hawk officiating.
Interment was at the Martin Cemetery.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 1:00 p.m.
Martin Activities Center
Martin, South Dakota
Father Craig West
Father Webster Two Hawk
Steve Livermont - Stuart Livermont
Steve Williams - Kevin Sasse
Scott Bauman - Dick Nelson
John Bauman - Dale Young - John Brooks
Keith Louden - Roger Latshaw - Bruce Berry
Stanton Anderson - J.D. Witt - Lyle O’Bryan
Willie Clifford - Jesse Clifford - David Amiotte
Joe Amiotte - Tony Ward - Chad Brunsch
James Brunsch, Jr. - Grady Brunsch - Grant Brunsch
Martin, South Dakota