Immediately following the committal, the Brunner family invites all to join with them in a Celebration of Life service for Andy to be held at American Legion Brownsburg Lincoln Post 331 located at 636 E. Main Street, in Brownsburg, IN 46112.
A committal service for Andy will be held 12 noon on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the Brownsburg Cemetery in Brownsburg, Indiana.
Andrew G. “Andy” Brunner, 90, of Indianapolis, Indiana and Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Punta Gorda, Florida.
Andy was born November 4, 1930 in McMechen, West Virginia to the late Andrew G. and Anne (Kvaternik) Brunner. After graduation from Union High School (Benwood, West Virginia) in 1948, he worked for the B&O Railroad until entering the United States Air Force in 1951 during the Korean War. Following his Honorable Discharge from the USAF, he was employed 33 years by the Allison Division of General Motors Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he was responsible for administering the Department of Defense Industrial Security program. During this time, he was largely responsible for the company receiving the coveted Department of Defense “Cogswell Award” for security excellence. He retired in 1988 as Director of Plant Security and Fire Protection. Additionally, he was actively involved in residential real estate and golf course design, construction, development and operation in central Indiana while serving as President of Brunner-Spikes Corporation, AGB Enterprises and Quail Creek Land Development Corporation. Andy held membership in the American Society for Industrial Security, Indiana Golf Course Superintendents Association, The American Legion and the 40 & 8.
He enjoyed woodworking, dining out, fishing (while in Florida), golfing (luckily having scored 6 holes in one), and sharing jokes and humorous stories with his friends. In his retirement years he alternated residence between Indiana and Florida. While in route during these semi-annual trips he visited old friends and neighbors in West Virginia and loved to share stories about the hardships, empathy, pleasures and humorous incidents which occurred while he was growing up in his beloved “Hitchman Row”, a multi-nationality coal mining community.
In addition to his parents, Andy was predeceased by his wife of 52 years Nola (Moon) Brunner, a brother Daniel Polus and a sister Vera Anderson. He is survived by his present wife Barbara Wajda Brunner, daughters Linda (Terry) Johnson and Lori (Tommy) Tunny; grandchildren Kyle Harrell, Bradley Harrell, and Ambyr Tunny, and two great grandchildren, Katie and Jack, all of Indiana; three sisters, Dian (Polus) Kelsey of California, Mildred (Polus) Good of Indiana, and Susan (Cetkosky) Rivadulla of Virginia.
A committal service for Andy will be held 12 noon on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the Brownsburg Cemetery in Brownsburg, Indiana. Immediately following the committal, the Brunner family invites all to join with them in a Celebration of Life service for Andy to be held at American Legion Brownsburg Lincoln Post 331 located at 636 E. Main Street, in Brownsburg, IN 46112.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested in Andy’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, and can be made online at https://www.alz.org or clicking the Donate tab on this tribute page.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory, Punta Gorda Chapel.