Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
Donald F. (Duke) Brunswick, 82, St. Henry, died May 23, 2014, at his home.
He was born June 23, 1931, in St. Wendelin, to Julius and Matilda Timmerman Brunswick. On Feb. 7, 1953, he married Doris Ann Knapke in Coldwater, and she survives in St. Henry.
Also surviving are seven children, Gary Brunswick, Celina, Randy (Cindy) Brunswick, St. Henry, Cindy (Walter) Oswalt, Coldwater, Kevin (Annette) Brunswick, Coldwater, Doug Brunswick, Coldwater, Jeff (Tanya) Brunswick, Celina, and Tony (Rachel) Brunswick, Washington, D.C.; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Della Mae (Al) Kanney, Coldwater, and in-laws, Charles (Johanna) Koesters, Coldwater, Verlina (Ervin) Ahrens, Maria Stein, and Mary Knapke, Coldwater.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen; twin grandsons; and siblings and in-laws, Mary Agnes (Edward) Grube, Delores (Herb) Brackman, Ruth Koesters and Paul (Bud) Knapke.
He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the Coldwater Knights of Columbus. He was a farmer and worked at the former New Idea Plant in Coldwater and Nature's Green, Fort Recovery. He enjoyed his grandkids, flowers and gardening and was a big Dale Earnhardt fan.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Henry Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Henry Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.
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