Albert W. Brunk, Jr, age 64, of Baraga, MI passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Woodruff, Wisconsin on December 17, 1954, the son of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Kenosha) Brunk, Sr. Albert graduated from Baraga High School in 1973. He married the former Annette “Annie” Grentz in Assinins, MI on April 14, 1973. Albert had worked as a carpenter for various construction companies over the years until he retired due to ill health. He was a member of Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. Albert enjoyed playing and watching basketball and softball, was an avid Tigers and Green Bay Packer fan, fishing, and going to camp with Ben. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and going on his daily 5 mile runs with his dog Sophie.
Albert is survived by his loving wife Annie of Baraga, children Mike (Katie) Hazen of Watersmeet, MI, William “Bill” (Crystal) Brunk of Baraga and Patrick (Janella) Brunk of Baraga, grandchildren Latoya, Mannie, Colton, Michael, Janella, Patrick and Kara, great grandchildren Dawson, Brantley, Weston, Paisley and Kayden, brothers Bobby Joe (Vanessa) Brunk of Watersmeet, David Brunk of Baraga and Ronald Brunk of Baraga, sisters Brenda Brunk of Baraga, Nancy (Dave) Pawlowski of Baraga and Sally Brunk of Baraga. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive along with his loyal companion Sophie. Albert was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Sharon.
A visitation will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 11 am. Native Traditional Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will then take place in the Baraga Cemetery and a luncheon will follow at the Ojibwa Senior Citizens in Baraga.
Albert’s obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com
The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse, MI has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements