John J. “Jack” Brunton, 92, of Decatur, IN, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Adams Woodcrest. He was born in Adams County, IN, on September 29, 1927, the son of the late John H. and Jessie (Holthouse) Brunton. On January 17, 1953, he married Alice V. Geimer.
He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic and was a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a graduate of Decatur Catholic High School and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. J.J. Seimetz Council 864.
Jack served his country as a Cryptographer in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was the Regional Accounts Manager for Bigelow Carpets, retiring after 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Alice V. Brunton of Decatur; 5 daughters, Janet (Shawn) Rees of Grapevine, TX, Judy (David) Burckel of Hattiesburg, MS, Barbara (Mark) Forstall of Denham Springs, LA, Becky (Patrick) Thesier of Cicero, IN, and Nancy (James) Meiner of Indianapolis, IN; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Jack was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Phil and Paul Brunton and a sister, Joan Keller.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 3:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020 in St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with Father David Ruppert presiding. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery and Military Honors will be rendered by the American Legion Post 43 Color Guard.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School or Masses.
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