Betty Ann Brunsman, 87, Huntingburg

Betty Ann Brunsman, 87, of Huntingburg, died Tuesday (October 24) at The Waters of Huntingburg. She was born in Huntingburg September 16, 1930, to Ervin O. and Daisy M. (Jeffries) Spurlock. She married Robert E. “Bob” Brunsman October 29, 1960 at Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg. He died June 25, 2011. Her first husband, Herbert J. Schenetzke, died in 1959.

Betty was a 1949 graduate of Huntingburg High School and a member of the HHS band. She enjoyed attending Happy Hunters basketball games and continued following them when they became the Southridge Raiders. She worked for General Electric and the City of Huntingburg, serving as secretary under Mayor Dale Helmerich. She retired from her job with the city to be a stay-at-home mom and help her husband on the farm. She enjoyed cooking for the farm hand. She also worked for Green Bay Fuels, was a teacher’s aide for the Southwest School Corporation, and at Hummingbird Day Care in Holland, where she worked for 10 years. She was a member of the Augerona Rebekah Lodge No. 338, was a lifelong member of Salem United Church of Christ where she participated in the Women’s Guild, helped chair the annual Easter morning breakfast, and taught Sunday school with Audrey Haas. She enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, Donovan E. Brunsman, Huntingburg; one daughter, Deni A. Gentry and husband Greg, Huntingburg; three grandchildren, Courtney Gentry and husband Chad, Schnellville, and Molly Brunsman and Derek Brunsman, both of Huntingburg; and one great granddaughter, Charlee Jacob.

In addition to her parents and two husbands, she was preceded in death by her sister-in-law Vera Marie Peach, who died October 19.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions can be made to Salem United Church of Christ, Kindred Hospice, or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be shared at Funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home followed by burial in Mayo Cemetery near Duff. Pastor Mark West will officiate.

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