Judith Brown | Obituaries | bdemo.com
Judith Brunk, 80, of rural Bloomfield, died June 2, 2022 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. She was born on September 5, 1941 in Savannah, Iowa to Monte and Ruby Ramseyer Hoskin. She graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1959. On November 25, 1962, she married Ronald Brunk at Savannah Christian Church in Savannah. She and Ronnie went on to start a family, including two sons, Kevin and Greg from rural Bloomfield. Ronnie predeceased her on March 22, 2011, she missed him dearly.
As Judy’s family grew, she began working in Ottumwa, first as an abstractor, then in the Wapello County Clerk’s Office before becoming Davis County Clerk where she worked for nearly 20 years. She was proud when her granddaughter, Mary-Kate, also entered the Illinois state civil service in the governor’s office. Judy loved her job and spending time in the community. Through her work, she developed many friendships that lasted a lifetime.
Judy loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, Jack, Mary-Kate and Leo. In addition to her immediate family, Judy was truly blessed to have so many family members in the community. She loved spending time with them, from cousins and nieces and nephews to distant cousins or families by friendship in the area. Thanks to this community, she always had an invitation to dinner, a place to spend the holidays or a phone call to keep her engaged. This community gave meaning to his life.
Judy started playing golf when she started working in Ottumwa and developed a lifelong passion for the sport. She even hit a hole-in-one on the third hole at Lancaster Country Club. Her late husband, Ronnie, eventually had to take up golf again, just to spend time with her. Together they could always be found on one of the golf courses in the area. Judy was a sports enthusiast and literally watched and followed them. She was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan, although her son and grandchildren are avid Cubs fans. She loved the Iowa Hawkeyes and was very happy when her grandson signed up there in 2021 to bring another Hawkeye into the family. She also enjoyed tending to her home in rural Bloomfield, working in the yard, gardening, and driving her John Deere tractor to mow the garden.
Judy was a lifelong Christian. She was first a member of the Savannah Christian Church which is now part of the Davis County Historical Society and later of the Bloomfield Christian Church. The family requested that their memorial be returned to the Davis County Historical Society for the preservation of Savannah Christian Church and Bloomfield Christian Church.
She is survived by two sons, Kevin Brunk of Bloomfield, Greg (Moira) Brunk of Newtown, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Jack of Misericordia in Chicago, Mary-Kate of Chicago, Il, and Leo Brunk, University of Iowa; his beloved sister, Nancy (Larry) Sample of West Des Moines, and a brother-in-law, Gerald (Susan) Brunk of Memphis, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and his brother, Gary Hoskin.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Reverend Leslie Dotson officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday with family present to welcome friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow services with interment at Savannah Cemetery at a later date.
As mentioned, a memorial has been created at the Davis County Historical Society for the preservation of Savannah Christian Church and Bloomfield Christian Church. Online condolences can be directed to www.waglerfuneralhome.com.