William "Todd" Brunst Howell Age 63, a kind and gentle man who infected many with his enormous smile and laugh was welcomed home to the Lord on January 15, 2013. Mr. Brunst was born December 8, 1949 in Cincinnati, OH, the son of Carolyn Reedy Brunst and E.C. Brunst, Jr. He was the fourth born of seven children. He graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor High School in IL in 1967. He later served as a volunteer firefighter. Todd earned his BSBA degree from Almeda University. His professional focus was real estate development and management, which he utilized in his affiliation with several companies in MI, including Summit Commercial Real Estate Group in Okemos; Centrum Management Company in East Lansing; American Management Services in Brighton; and Foresight Property Management Services in Hartland. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Lois Brunst May. Todd is survived by his wife Kristi and six-year-old daughter Sydney of Howell, MI; sons Tristan and Carter of Mason, MI; son Keith and daughter Erin Brunst McNaboe of Baltimore, MD; two grandchildren; sisters Cara Brunst Beer and Meg Brunst McPartlin of Stillwater, OK; Sue Brunst Rump of Culver, IN; and Kris Brunst Pasquini of Homewood, IL; brother Jed Brunst of Phoenix, AZ; and many nieces and nephews. Celebration of life service followed by benefit luncheon/silent auction will be held January 27 from 10a-3p at O'Malley's Irish Pub 1774 Old US 23 Hartland MI. Contributions may be made at toddbrunstfund.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Jan. 20, 2013