Lucille Brunsch, age 93, Norris, S.D., went to be with the Lord, Thursday, September 5, 2013, at her home west of Norris.
Lucille Charlotte Peck was born November 21, 1919, in a seven-room log house, located six miles north of Wanamaker, halfway between Norris and Long Valley. One month later, the family moved to the Frank Livermont ranch, located north of Cody, Neb. At the age of three, the family moved to a farm in Bennett County, five miles east of Tuthill. In 1931, they moved back to the original home her father built. Lucille attended the Pine Ridge Boarding School, graduating in 1937.
Lucille was united in marriage to Paul Brunsch on October 9, 1937, in Rapid City. They moved to a ranch two miles south of her birthplace, where they ranched and raised their seven children. She worked alongside her family, and balanced the ranch work with the home life. They worked with their neighbors and family to live the life she so cherished.
Lucille was able to stay in her home until the day she passed away, with the help of her family that she cared for while they were in need.
Lucille will be missed by her many family members, neighbors and friends.
Survivors include one son, Jim Brunsch of Buckeye, Ariz.; four daughters, Nancy Kehn of Batesland, Carol Anderson and her husband, Stanton, of Corn Creek, Jane Rutherford and her husband, Mike, of Rapid City, and Cindy Coon and her husband, Rodney, of Martin; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Brunsch, on February 3, 1996; two sons, Beryl Brunsch on August 19, 2012, and Jack Brunsch on July 9, 2012; two granddaughters, Angela and Michelle; her parents; two sisters; and four brothers.
Services were held Monday, September 9, at St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church in Martin, with Father Craig West officiating.
Ushers were Scott and John Bauman. Pallbearers were James Brunsch, Jr., Chad, Grady and Alan Brunsch, Willie and Jesse Clifford, Tony Ward, David and Joe Amiotte.
Interment was at the Martin Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome. com