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Kenneth (Ken) Brunnbauer passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016.
He was born April 12, 1931 in Sheboygan, to Joseph and Louise (Fritz) Brunnbauer.
Ken was a graduate of St. Dominic's school in 1945 and North High school in 1949.
Ken married Monica Johnson on June 23, 1956.
In 1949 Ken became a member of the Wisconsin National Guard and in 1952 entered the regular Army. He had basic training at Camp Chaffe, Arkansas. From there he went to Korea and served with the 623rd Field Artillery. His unit was part of I-Corps and the 8th Army. They were used in any operation where artillery support was needed. Ken fought at Old Baldy, Pork Chop Hill and many other smaller conflicts. Ken attained the rank of Corporal and was awarded the Korean Service Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and his unit received the Presidential Citation.
As a young boy Ken worked at Erie Bowling Center, had a paper route and was a caddy at Pine Hills Golf course.
Ken was a printer; he worked at Christinsen Printing from 1949 to 1952, the Sheboygan Press for 21 years and Donohue & Associates for 17 years. He also had a part time printing business with his son Joe for many years.
Ken was an avid bowler and started bowling in leagues at the age of 16. He had many 700 series and was honored to be elected to the Sheboygan Bowling Hall of Fame in 2008. He also loved to play golf and especially enjoyed playing with the Legends of Golf on their monthly outings.
Ken was the proud owner of a 1947 Dodge and won many trophies and awards. He loved to give his grandchildren rides in "Grandpa's Old Car". He was a Cub Scout leader for 9 years. He was President of the Printer Union Local 710 for 4 years.
Ken was saddened at the death of his 2 close friends Don "Red" Schinabeck and Jack Mahnke with whom he attended grade school and high school. The 3 had enjoyed going to Lakewood to Jack's motel.
Survivors include his wife, Monica, and 6 children Joseph (JoAnn) Brunnbauer of Cedar Grove, Garrett "Gary" Brunnbauer (Susan Borth), James Brunnbauer (Donna Simpson), Jennifer (Mark) McClellan, Amy (James) Lavey all of Sheboygan and Kenneth (Jennifer) Brunnbauer II of Hartland. He is further survived by 12 grandchildren Joy (Joshua) Gulig, Matthew Brunnbauer, Nathan (Ashley) Brunnbauer, Katherine (Michael) Dixon, Jessica Brunnbauer, Eric Brunnbauer, Jamie (Matt) Siefert, Morgan (Gorden) Parker, Marcus McClellan, Jonathan Lavey, Nayla Brunnbauer, Carson Brunnbauer and 4 great grandchildren Dylan Brunnbauer, Addison Brunnbauer, Lincoln Brunnbauer, Zoey Gulig and twin great granddaughters that are on the way, step grandchild Christen (Jason) Weber and step great grandchild Taylor Thomas.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, 2 children Steven Brunnbauer and Linda Boom, and his sister, Mary Ross.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on December 5, 2016 at 11:30AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 1305 Humboldt Ave. in Sheboygan with Father Richard Cerpich officiating. Friends may greet Ken's family from 10AM until the time of service at Immaculate Conception Church. He will be laid to rest at the Gardens of Peace Mausoleum in Kohler with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up in Ken's name.
Ken's family would like to thank the nursing staff and hospice staff at St. Nicholas Hospital for the care given to Ken. Also, thank you to the staff at the Cleveland VA, Nicole and Dr. Reiskytl, and Dr. Coulis for the care given to Ken for many years.
2720 Henry St.
Sheboygan, WI 53081
2720 Henry St.
Sheboygan, WI 53081
6706 Superior Ave
Kohler, WI 53044
With military honors
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