Ronald Lee Brungardt, 64, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at Saint Luke's Hospice House, Kansas City, Mo., after a short illness.

He grew up in Hays and graduated from high school.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include his twin brother, Donald Brungardt, Carlsbad, Calif.; a half-brother, Kenneth Brungardt and wife, Linda, McPherson; special friend,Cliff Miller and wife, Melissa, Ellis; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kilian and Mabel Brungardt; a brother, Darrell Brungardt; a sister, Mary Caldwell; and a half-brother, LeRoy Brungardt.

Cremation has taken place; burial in The VA Cemetery at WaKeeney will be in the spring.

Memorials are suggested to Saint Luke's Hospice House, 3516 Summit St Kansas City, Mo., 64111.