Dale Brunton

Dale D. 'Chunk' Brunton

62 year old, Dale D. 'Chunk' Brunton, of Parr, passed away December 29, 2012, at his home.

On April 18, 1950, Dale was born to I. Deane and Arlene (nee: Kellner) Brunton in Rensselaer, Indiana. He had lived in Parr for over 59 years.

Dale graduated from Rensselaer Central High School in 1968, and Michigan State University in 1970 with an Associates Degree in Elevator Management. Dale was an assistant manager of Parr Elevator from 1970 to 1985. He had worked for Steinke Funeral Home since 1987. He was a licensed insurance agent for health and life insurance and had been a Pre-Need Funeral Specialist since 1989. Dale was also a Notary Public for the State of Indiana. He had been affiliated with the Steinke Funeral Home in Rensselaer and Morocco for over 25 years. He was an EMT and Supervisor with Prompt Ambulance Service in Rensselaer since 2005. Dale had been a Medico-legal Death Investigator and Deputy Coroner for Jasper County since 1999 and Newton County since 2004. Dale was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Rensselaer.

Dale is survived by his mother, Arlene (John) Lonergan; brother, Rick (Karen) Brunton; nieces, Denise (Justin) Sorber and Tiffany Brunton; and many relatives and many, many friends.

Friends are invited to visit with family and friends at the Jasper County Fair Grounds on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, from 2 until 8 p.m. CST Services will take place at the fair grounds at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2013; the Rev. Benjamin Hertel officiating. Interment will follow services at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Rensselaer.

In lieu of flowers donations in Dale's memory may be made to the charity or organization of the donor's choice.

To view this obituary online visit: www.boersmafuneralhome.com and www.steinkefuneralhome.com.

Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 31, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013