Harold Eugene Bruntjen, age 85, of Harvel, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2022 in Springfield.
Harold was born May 22, 1937 in Harvel, the son of Melvin Edward and Helen Anna (Johnson) Bruntjen. He married Darlene House on September 13, 1958 at St. James Lutheran Church in Harvel.
He was a farmer his whole life and also taught school in Waggoner where he was also the Principal. He served in the US Air Force ROTC Program during the Berlin Crisis of 1961. He was a graduate of SIU-Carbondale, where he obtained his BS in Ag Education. He currently served on the Bug River Water Drainage District Board and in the past had also served on many other Boards that included, Rural Electric, First National Bank of Raymond Board, Harvel Fire Protection Board, and St. James Lutheran Church Board.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene, children, Barton (wife, Lynette) Bruntjen of St. Charles, IL, Lori (Husband, Roy) Bruntjen-Carter of Springfield, IL, Kirby (wife, Rita) Bruntjen of Harvel. Proud grandfather of Katie Bruntjen, Clayton Bruntjen, Ryan Bruntjen, Carter (wife, Emma) Bruntjen, Olivia Carter, Colton Carter, and Karly Bruntjen. Brother, Carl Bruntjen of Waggoner and sister, Mary Snyder of Raymond also survive.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at Pleasant Hill Christian Church, near Raymond. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am Wednesday November 23, 2022 at Pleasant Hill Christian Church, with Pastor Greg Busboom, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, officiating.
Interment will follow at Harvel Cemetery in Harvel.
Memorial may be made to: Raymond Harvel Ambulance, Raymond Harvel Fire Dept., Lincolnwood High School FFA
The family is being assisted by Hough Funeral Home in Raymond.
Please visit www.houghfuneralhome.com to offer condolences to the family.