Richard Alan Brunke
On Friday, December 25, 2020, Richard Alan Brunke of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away at the age of 68.
Rich was born on October 30, 1952 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Alvin and Doris (Renz) Brunke. He was married March 3, 1973 to Pamella Wuethrich, they had two children. Rich owned and operated Midwest Roofing for 36 years.
He enjoyed his British car hobby, reading, canoeing, and spending time with his family and friends.
Rich is survived by his wife Pamella; daughter Dawn (Shane) Helmstader; son Joel (Jenny) Brunke; grandchildren Ashlynn and Landen; brother and sisters Arlynn (Becky), Mary, Lonna; sisters-in-Law Sharon (Bob) Kerns, Marlene Frazier, Bev (Doyle) Adams; and nieces, nephews.
“A limb has fallen from the family tree
that says grieve not for me.
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song,
the good life I lived while I was strong.”
No memorial gathering at this time.
Suggested donations in memory of Rich: American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, Lincoln Parks Foundation, Heartland Cancer Foundation.
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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Richard Alan Brunke
Rich was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed.
Such a lovely lovely human, always thinking about others and always with grace.
So talented, we had four roofers try to fix our roof, none could not find our leak.., Rich was on the roof less then 5 min. and found part of the roof cut through! The leak was fixed after 4 years of issues! Rich will be missed for his kindness and friendship. So hard to think of him gone.
Dawn and Shane,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rich will always be remembered for his dedication to his business and his customers. I had the opportunity to meet with Rich on many roofing projects. Rich was an ardent supporter of the MADD/RAD Cooper Racing Team and our efforts to educate youth about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Our prayers and condolences to Rich’s wife, Pamella and family.
Midwest Roofing provided excellent service to Aldersgate United Methodist Church. This reflected the values that Rich exemplified in his treatment of customers. You have our sincerest condolences.
Rich was wonderful to work with when I was on the board of trustees at Aldersgate UMC. He fixed a long-time roofing problem straightaway after many others had made several attempts to do so over several years.
Pam and family, I’m so sorry. I was trying to find Richard to see if he planed on going to our 50th East High Reunion. I wish all of you peace and blessings.