Victoria, Kansas ó Reverend Aloysius B. Brungardt, age 72, died Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Via Christi Village Hays, Kansas.
He was born February 26, 1943 in Salina, Kansas to Dr. Balthaser A. Brungardt and Margaret E. Schwerman.
Fr. Alís family home, in which he and his 18 siblings were raised, located at 103 N. 9th Street, Salina, is presently the residence of Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger. It was also the residence of Bishop George K. Fitzsimons and Bishop Paul S. Coakley, and was once the home office to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Salina.
He attended Sacred Heart Grade and High Schools, Salina, KS; Loras College, Dubuque, IA; Cardinal Glennon College, St. Louis, MO; and Conception Seminary, Conception, MO, where he received his BA in Philosophy and M. Divinity degrees. He also completed post graduate studies in clinical pastoral ministry from Western Missouri Mental Health Hospital and Bethany General Hospital.
His diaconate ordination was held May 31, 1970 by Bishop Cyril J. Vogel at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria, KS. He was ordained on June 12, 1971 by Bishop Cyril J. Vogel at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria, KS.
His Pastoral Assistant appointments included: Sacred Heart, Colby (1970), St. Francis Xavier, Junction City (1971), St. John the Baptist, Beloit (1971), St. Joseph, New Almelo (1972), St. Francis Xavier, Junction City (1973), and St. Mary, Salina (1983).
His Pastoral appointments included: St. John, Logan, with mission St. Mary, Densmore (1975-1987), and St. Joseph, New Almelo added as part of a Diocesan Team Parish Ministry (1980-1987); St. Aloysius, Osborne with missions St. Mary, Downs and St. Mary, Smith Center (1987-1991); Sacred Heart, Plainville with mission St. Ann, Zurich (1991-1997); and St. Francis Xavier, Junction City (1997-2013).
His Chaplain appointments included: St. Johnís Hospital, Salina (1981-1983), Catholic Daughters of America and the Junior Catholic Daughters of America (1993). Fr. Al retired on June 1, 2013, with his residence in Victoria, Kansas.
Survivors include three brothers, Mike Brungardt and wife Mary, Baldwin, KS; Paul Brungardt and wife Marg, Battle Creek, NE; Tony Brungardt, St. Charles, MO; two brothers-in-law, Ray Hoefer, Longview, TX; and Jim Dimitry, Webster Groves, MO; one sister-in-law, Margaret Brungardt, Victoria, KS; sixty-two nieces and nephews and over 125 great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Dr. Bernard, Dr. Tom, Francis, Dr. Joe, Bill (age 3), Jerry, and Bill Brungardt; an infant brother, Joseph Brungardt; eight sisters, Mary Buser, Agnes McDowell, Margaret Hart, Theresa Taquino, Clare Hoefer, Ann Dimitry, Zita Monica and Katie Linenberger.
Services are at 10:00 A.M. Friday, September 25, 2015, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas. Burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria, Kansas.
A vigil service is at 7:30 P.M. Thursday, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas.
Visitation is from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. Thursday and from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Friday, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Diocese of Salina.
Clineís Mortuary, 412 Main Street, Victoria, Kansas 67671 is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.