Joseph Anthony "Joe" Brungardt

Joseph Anthony “Joe” Brungardt, 56, Victoria, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at his home.

He was born June 13, 1964, in Hays, to Dr. Joseph Balthaser Brungardt OD and Margaret Ann (Burton). He was a 1982 graduate of Victoria High School and a 1987 graduate of Fort Hays State University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial education.

He owned and operated the Sand Plum Lodge and the Sand Plum Nature Trail, both in Victoria. He also worker for The Basilica of St. Fidelis as a maintenance worker for 10 years. He was engaged in farming until 2005. He worked in Wichita in the aircraft industry for a few years before returning home to Victoria.

He was a member of The Basilica of St. Fidelis and Victoria Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his mother, of the home; Charles Brungardt, of the home; Dan Brungardt and wife, Janet, Benton and Al Brungardt and wife, Brenda, Augusta; three sisters, Julie Weber and husband, Mitch, Hays, Laurie Fajardo and husband, John, Augusta and Sister Mary Elizabeth Brungardt C.P., Ellisville, Mo.; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father; and an infant sister, Catherine Mary Brungardt.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria; burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, both at The Basilica. A vigil and a Knights of Columbus rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Basilica.

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus if you have a cough, fever or are not feeling well, please use our e-mail or on line guestbook. Social distancing and wearing masks will be required at the visitation and funeral services.

Memorials are suggested to Basilica of St. Fidelis in care of Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS67671.

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Posted online on December 01, 2020