Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Brunk, age 81 of Baraga, MI passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019 at her home with her family by her side.
Bede-way-ghezhi-gokwe (Bear Clan) “Coming of the storm”, was born on July 19, 1937 in Hayward, WI daughter of John and Alice (Brown) Kenosha. She attended school in Lac du Flambeau, WI. Betty married Albert Brunk Sr in 1954 in Lac du flambeau. They lived in Watersmeet and Marquette prior to moving to Baraga in the 1960s.
She was a member of the Lac du Flambeau band of the Ojibwa Indians, and the Lakeside Covenant Fellowship church. She was baptized as a Christian in 2013 in Lake Superior. Betty enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, watching westerns, baking bread, being on her iPad, and spending time with her grand babies.
Surviving are her four sons, Albert (Ann) Brunk of Baraga, Robert (Vanessa) Brunk of Watersmeet, David Brunk and Ron Brunk both of Baraga; daughters, Brenda Brunk, Nancy (Dave) Pawlowski, and Sally Brunk all of Baraga; sister Patricia Edwards of Lac du Flambeau; 15 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death hare her parents; husband Albert Brunk Sr; daughter Sharon Brunk; siblings, William Kenosha, Vetalene Williams, Elaine Kenosha, Joyce Maki, Roberta LaBarge. Lucille Olds, Viola Pine Johnson and Irene Pine,
Her wake will begin on Sunday, May 19th at 5:00 p.m. at the Ceremonial Room in the Ojibwa Senior Center in Baraga and will continue until the time of the funeral service on Monday, May 20th at 10:00 a.m. Jim Williams and Pastor Rachel Cox will officiate. Burial will be in the Baraga Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Ojibwa Seniors.
Pallbearers will be her grandson, Bill Brunk, David Brunk Jr, Creighton Brunk, Tony Veker Jr, great grandson Mannie Brunk, son-in-law Dave Pawlowski, nephews, Bob Hazen and Tom Williams. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jacobson Funeral Home.
Friends may sign Betty’s guest book or send condolences at www.jacobosnfuneralhome.com