Orville “Orv” Brunk

January 23, 1931 - January 30, 2017


Visitation: Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, Canton, with family present from 6 to 8:00 p.m.
Service: Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton.

Brunk 20001Canton.  Orville “Orv” Brunk, 86, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 at his home in Sioux Falls.  His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 to8:00 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to Melvin (IA) Lutheran Church and Redeemer Free Lutheran Church in Canton.

Orv was born January 23, 1931 at Ocheyedan, IA to George and Grace (Walters) Brunk.  He graduated from Hartley, IA High School in 1949.

Orv was united in marriage to Peggy Gathman on November 16, 1952 in Hartley.  Orv began working at Hunting Elevator in Hartley in 1952 and became manager at Hunting Elevator in Canton in 1957.  He retired in 1997, but continued as a consultant for several years.  Orv was very instrumental in bringing the railroads back to South Dakota.  He and Peg spent many years wintering in Arizona.  As an avid Cubs fan, he enjoyed their spring training and games in Arizona.  He was currently a member of Redeemer Free Lutheran Church in Canton and past member of Canton Lutheran Church.  He was a member of the Rotary Club and Canton Chamber of Commerce, serving as past-president of both organizations.  Orv was an honorary member and past-president of the Southeastern Elevator Association.  He was a member of Hiawatha Country Club and was part of the M2 Program at the State Penitentiary for 4 years.

Orv is survived by his wife of 64 years, Peg; his children- Kevin Brunk, Custer, SD, Jane Marie (Marvin) Stopak, Omaha, NE, and Scott (Lisa) Brunk, Crooks, SD; 3 grandchildren- Kellie (Brian) White, Corey Stopak (Madison), and Nicholas Brunk; one great grandson, Gus White; his sister- Diane (John) Pry, Merrill, IA; and 2 nephews- Todd (Linda) Pry and Jason Pry.

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  1. Barb and I are so sorry for Orv’s passing Peg and kids. I remember all the good times dad and mom had bowling with you guys (with me in tow) along with the many days/nights at your house. Remember the good times and our prayers are with you during this time.

    I am sorry I didn’t make the funeral as I just found out today (Sunday) 🙁 I would like to have seen all of you even though the circumstances weren’t preferred.