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Jack Brunsch

  • age 60 of Norris, South Dakota, died July 9, 2012, suddenly at his ranch.

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
Sharla Krogman

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

Jack’s Nephews
Willie Clifford - Jesse Clifford - David Amiotte
Joe Amiotte - Tony Ward - Chad Brunsch
James Brunsch, Jr. - Grady Brunsch - Grant Brunsch

Martin Cemetery
Martin, South Dakota

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Misty and Alan, Your Dad was so very proud of you two. He always talked about you guys when he was around. He was a very special person. He will live on in you two.
Friends always from the Class of 1970,
Jo Ann (Huffman) & Larry Heath

Jo Ann & Larry Heath 23525 298th ST, Cody, NE 69211

Sincere sympathy is extended to Jack's family at this most difficult time. Jack was my classmate, and I saw him only at our class reunions. A soft-spoken man with a ready smile. He never changed a bit as I remembered him in high school. Such a sudden loss has left us all reeling. I hope these words of comfort will help in the days ahead. "The one's we love are with the Lord, and He has promised to be with us. If they are with Him, and He is with us, they cannot be far away. RIP Jack.

Barb Baker Gordon, Ne

Dear Family~
Although I didn't know Jack well, it was always great to see him as he'd greet you with a smile and a hello like you were good friends. I went to brandings with my dad when I was young, and many times was the only girl calf wrestler and he was so encouraging and was always willing to help.
My deepest sympathy in your loss and may you feel Gods arms around you in this time of sorrow.
God Bless
Michelle (Vander May) Butler

Michelle Butler Philip SD