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Clifford Ronald "Cliff" Brunk

Male 1906 - 1977


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  • Name  Clifford Ronald "Cliff" Brunk  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  Cliff 
    Born  22 Apr 1906  Cordell, Washita County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1952  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1952 Cliff worked for Pohren Electric in Burlington, Iowa.
    Died  22 Jul 1977  Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Obituary  24 Jul 1977  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Clifford R. Brunk, 71, of 1223 South Garfield, died Friday, July 22, in Burlington Medical Center.

      Born April 22, 1906, in Cordell, Oklahoma, he was the son of Homer and Cleo Bunnell Brunk. He married Zella Modrell September 12, 1926, in Ottumwa. He was an electrician and member of the electricians' union and Baptist church.

      Surviving: the wife; five sons, Ronald, Dr. Larry and Steven, all of Burlington, Arnold, Revere, Missouri, Jerry, Kahoka, Missouri; a daughter, Mrs. Rosemary Moore, Burlington; 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hettie Wagner, St. Louis, Missouri, Mrs. Dorothy York, Burlington.

      Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday, Lunning Chapel, Reverend Walter Damrau; Aspen Grove cemetery. A memorial has been established to the Heart fund.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Clifford Brunk; born: 22 April 1906; died: July 1977; last residence: 52601 (Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 484-05-9497; state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  25 Jul 1977  Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 6
    Person ID  I40005  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family  Zella Bell Modrell,   b. 31 Dec 1910, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1978, University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Sep 1926  Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Clifford Ronald Brunk; Groom's Birth Date: 1904; Groom's Birthplace: Cordell, Oklahoma; Groom's Age: 22; Bride's Name: Zella Bell Modrell; Bride's Birth Date: 1905; Bride's Birthplace: Davis County, Iowa; Bride's Age: 21; Marriage Date: 12 September 1926; Marriage Place: Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Homer Brunk; Groom's Mother's Name: Cleo Burnel; Bride's Father's Name: Ren S. Modrell; Bride's Mother's Name: Nasenie Or Naremie Good; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02711-8; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1765288; Reference Number: Pg 355
    Residence  Dec 1951  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Ronald Eugene Brunk,   b. 16 Jul 1927, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1999, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, St. Louis (City), Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Arnold Deaneen "Arnie" Brunk
    >3. Jerry Lee Brunk,   b. 28 Dec 1933, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 2011, Clark Cunty Nursing Home, Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Dr. Larry Duane Brunk,   b. 25 Jul 1935, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 2012, Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Rosemary A. Brunk,   b. 16 Jul 1938, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 2012, Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Steven Douglas Brunk
    Photos
    The Five Children of Clifford Ronald 'Cliff' and Zella Bell (Modrell) Brunk in About 1940
    The Five Children of Clifford Ronald "Cliff" and Zella Bell (Modrell) Brunk in About 1940
    Child Steven Douglas Brunk was born later; but this photograph features the five oldest children of Cliff and Zella Brunk: Rosemary A., Lawrence Duane "Larry," Jerry Lee, Arnold Deaneen "Arnie," and Ronald Eugene Brunk (1927-1999)
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F14865  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S8070] Brunk, Clifford Ronald "Cliff" - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 21, July 24, 1977; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S8001] Aspen Grove Cemetery Volume 9 Sec 320S-324, (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1983, publication #0313; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa), Section 324 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S4999] Brunk, Zella Bell (Modrell) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 16, September 22, 1978; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S4641] Aspen Grove Cemetery Indices, (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1982, publications #0171 #0172; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).