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Lucille (Brown) Prunk

January 15, 1932 ~ April 13, 2022 (age 90)


Lucille Prunk, age 90, of Huntington, IN, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at the Tipton Place. Mrs. Prunk was born on January 15, 1932, in Huntington, IN, to Cornelius and Ilene (Smith) Brown. Her parents preceded her in death.  She married Frank Prunk on July 21, 1973.  He preceded her in death on June 8, 2010.

Mrs. Prunk was a 1950 graduate of Huntington Catholic.  She worked at Our Sunday Visitor, Huntington, IN, and St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntington, IN.

Lucy was a good-natured, fun-loving person who was helpful to family and friends. She was known to spend many hours prior to holidays and family gatherings lovingly preparing her famous tenderloin sandwiches.

Lucy was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies. She oftentimes spent opening day cheering on the Rockies with her close friend & former co-worker of 30 years, Sister Mary Jo Anzik. In addition, Lucy enjoyed visiting Blackhawk casinos in her retirement years. During her seven years of residence at Tipton Place, her bright and enthusiastic personality made everyone’s days better.

Lucy is survived by sister-in-law, Cathy Brown, Indianapolis, IN; seven nephews, Mark Brown, Greg Brown, Steve Brown, Tim Brown. Kent Waters, Mike Buwa, Tim Buwa; two nieces, Carla (Brown) Brennan and Lori (Waters) White. She is also survived by four step-children; several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. 

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sisters Mary Aufdenkampe, Theresa Buwa, and Rosemary McGinness; five brothers, Robert, Edward, Carl, Donald and Richard Brown; and one nephew, Gary Brown.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN  46750 with Fr. Thomas Zehr presiding.     

 Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, CO.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN  46750.

 McElhaney- Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN is entrusted with the arrangements. On line condolences may be sent to




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Mass of Christian Burial
April 19, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church (Huntington)


St. Mary Catholic Church
c/o McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington IN 46750
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