AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Saturday, November 2, 2002, Mr. William L. Brunkow, 67, beloved husband of Mrs. Rosalyn Brunkow of Richmond Hill Road, Augusta. He was preceded in death by his parents: William and Floa Brunkow as well as a brother: Darwin Dean Brunkow. Other family members are his children and their spouses: Kim Harris (Dan) of Appling, Sherri Brunkow- Schnell (Brian) of Augusta, and Julie Brunkow-Mayenschein of Evans; sister: Phyllis Johnson of Cambridge, MN; brothers: Clair Brunkow (Marynona) of Petersburg, FL, Merlin Lee Brunkow of Minneapolis, MN; four grandchildren: Katie Harris, William Gabriel Schnell, Chandler and Blake Mayenschein. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Hatcher Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. with The Rev. Ron Drawdy officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be: Andy Pearce, Richard Brasco, Bob Willing, Jerry McClintock, Richard Butler and Harkness Butler. Honorary pallbearers will be the Band Directors of Columbia, Richmond and Aiken county schools. Mr. Brunkow was a native of Ipswich, SD. He moved as a child to Minneapolis where he worked at Schmidt Music before being drafted into the Army. The Army moved his family to Augusta in 1958 where he was a member of the Army Signal Corps Band as a trumpeter. He was the owner of Brunkows Band Instruments on Milledgeville Road as well as a member of the Arcana Masonic Lodge #187 AF & AM in Minneapolis. He was a member of the American Legion Post #63, Augusta. He was also a member of the NAPBIRT - National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians. He was a Methodist. Visitation will be on Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 P.M. at Hatcher Funeral Home, Augusta, GA.
The Augusta Chronicle November 4, 2002