Karl H. Brungs
1934 - 2020
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Karl H Brungs

Karl H Brungs passed away Sunday December 6, 2020 at the age of 86. He was born August 29, 1934 to Kurt and Anna Brungs in Germany.
Karl grew up in Germany, his early years being in the midst of World War II. At the age of 19, he moved to Ferndale, California to work for his uncle in the concrete business. Soon after Karl arrived, he joined the United States Army and served in the Third Armored Division. It was during this time he found himself in Alabama on leave and met the love of his life, Annie. They were soon married and Karl brought his new bride back to Ferndale where they established their home and raised three children.
Karl owned and operated a General Building and Concrete Contracting business for over 30 years until his retirement. He was a reserve Police Officer for the Ferndale Police Department for many years and was a longtime member of the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department. He was an active community member and leader serving on various boards and organizations including The American Legion; St Mark's Lutheran Church; Ferndale Planning Commission; Ferndale Union High School Board; Ferndale Veterans Housing Committee; Boy Scouts of America; Thrivent Board; and Humboldt Habitat for Humanity. Karl was also an avid dancer and enjoyed square dancing along with recreational dancing with his wife. They were long-time members of the Jolly Time Dance Club. Karl also took up golf and enjoyed playing with family whenever the opportunity arose. He also made frequent trips to Germany to visit family and friends. In his later years, Karl always looked forward to making his rounds uptown and having coffee with friends.
Karl is preceded in death by his parents Kurt and Anna, his brother Harold, and brother-in-law Hans Degner. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Annie, his sister Wilma Degner of Germany, his children Kurt (Joanne) Brungs of Arroyo Grande, Ca, Annette (John) Carey of Yucaipa, Ca and Thomas (Patricia) Brungs of Rancho Cordova Ca. In addition he is survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and relatives in Germany that he remained in contact with.
The family asks that any memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

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Published in Times-Standard on Feb. 18, 2021.
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March 1, 2021
I knew his family for a short time in the 80s, and he was always nice to me . My prayers go out to his family in this sad time .
mike Taylor
February 19, 2021
So very sorry to read of Karl's passing and my sincere condolences to his family and friends. I got to know Karl thru serving with him on the Thrivent Board and truly enjoyed getting to know him. He was a great guy who loved the Lord and his family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kay Reckord Ames
February 18, 2021
Ich vermisse Dich!
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