John R. Brunk, 78, of Pawnee, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. John was born on June 2, 1944, in Springfield, the son of Samuel J. and Ruth (Byers) Brunk.
John was a lifelong member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Capitol K9 Training Club, enjoyed country/western dancing and socializing with family and friends. He was a recreational pilot, professional photographer, and accomplished violinist that enjoyed playing at various nursing homes. John was also a volunteer for the Air Rendezvous and LincolnFest for many years,
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edith Brunk; and his significant other of over 20 years, Judy Johnson.
He is survived by his daughter, Jill (John) Fickas; two brothers, Sam (Wanda) Brunk; and Charles (significant other, Kenny Frazier); three sisters, Marilyn Lamboi, Ruthann (Jim) Costello, and Jane Truitt, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Wilson Park Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St. in Rochester. Cremation will be accorded and burial will be at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Cathedral of Immaculate Conception.
Wilson Park Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.