Carolyn Brunk Obituary

Carolyn Diane Brunk
Carolyn Brunk
Carolyn Diane Brunk

October 12, 1945 - January 10, 2019
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Carolyn Brunk 73, passed away January 10, 2019 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 4-5:30pm at Iles Westover Chapel. A Vigil service will be held at 5:30pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am, Monday, January 14 at Basilica of St. John Catholic Church in Des Moines. Interment will be at Glendale Cemetery.

Carolyn was born on October 12, 1945 in Des Moines, the daughter of Ferd and Anna Mae Brunk. Carolyn loved her family, she was wonderful with babies and enjoyed all the visits from her nieces and nephews. Family holidays and celebrations were always her favorite times.

Carolyn loved traveling with family, fun times at the Brunk Farm, and the yearly Tharnish Family reunion in Davenport. Her dog, Lucy and her love of animals was very important to her. She loved her friends at the Star-Spangled Square Dance Group, Easter Seals and Link Associates. She also loved Dowling football, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Chiefs and the Royals.

Carolyn is survived by her siblings, Shirley, Raymond and Pam Brunk, Janis (Bill) McClish and Patty (Steve) Overton; her 10 nieces and nephews and their families. As well as other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Easter Seals, Basilica of St. John Catholic Church or Animal Rescue League of Iowa.






Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, January 13, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Vigil Service
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, January 13, 2019
5:30 PM
Basilica of St. John's
1915 University
Des Moines, IA US 50314
Monday, January 14, 2019
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Monday, January 14, 2019


Easter Seals of Iowa
2920 30th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Basilica of St. John
1915 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA US
Animal Rescue League Of Iowa
5452 NE 22nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50313