This obituary appeared in the Maysville, Lindsay, and Paul's Valley, Oklahoma newspapers in January 2001.
Dr. Adolph John (Doc) Brungardt, 91, formerly of Lindsay/Maysville, OK died Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at Shawnee Gardens in Shawnee, KS. Visitation will be Friday, January 5, 2001 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Stufflebean Funeral Home in Paul's Valley, OK. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lindsay, OK.
Dr. Brungardt was born January 20, 1909 in Morland, KS a farming community in Graham County. His parents, John M. and Catherine Brungardt, who immigrated to the United States from Herzog, Russia, were part of the Volga-Germans community who brought the hard-red winter wheat to America. Doc Brungardt was the third youngest child of a family of eleven children. He attended St. Benedict College in Atchison, KS where he worked on the college farm, played football and took his pre-dental training. He graduated from Creighton University’s Dental School in Omaha, NE in June 1935 and immediately came to Oklahoma City to take his state board exams. Knowing that he wanted to practice dentistry in Oklahoma, he visited various parts of the state, but when he first saw the Washita Valley, he knew he had found his home. Dr. Brungardt began his practice in Lindsay on August 1, 1935 in an office above the American Exchange Bank. He and Mildred G. Cates, daughter of P. M. and Genevieve Cates of Maysville, were married on May 27, 1940 in Chickasha. While making their home in Lindsay and Maysville, Dr. Brungardt was very active in the community. He was awarded a life membership in the American Dental Association, became a member of the Lindsay Rotary Club in 1935, served on the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce, the Lindsay Industrial Foundation, The South Central Dental Association and the Garvin County Library Board. He also received a soil conservation award in McClain County. In his spare time he loved gardening and reading. When once asked about his move from Kansas to Oklahoma, he said, “I could never have chosen a better place to practice my profession. I shall always be grateful to the wonderful people in the Washita Valley.”
Dr. Brungardt was preceded in death my his son, Charles Brungardt and is survived by his wife, Mildred, Shawnee, KS, and Philip and Maria Brungardt of New Orleans, LA, Richard and Adolphine (Brungardt) Shaw of Kansas City, MO, James and Shawn Brungardt of Stockton, CA, Joseph and Linda Brungardt of Geneva, IL, Michael & Mary Ann (Brungardt) McLoed of Elk Grove, CA, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Charles Brungardt, Maurice Brungardt, Michael McLeod, Rich Shaw, John Shaw, and Richard Shaw.
Doc’s family would like to express our deepest gratitude for the love and care provided for him by friends and caregivers. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Brungardt Memorial Fund, 422 Oliver, Lindsay, OK 73052.