Ralph Brundige

1928 ~ 2019

Ralph E. Brundige, 90, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2019 and will be with his beloved wife, Madonna, of 62 years. Ralph was an engineering technician for Dover Corporation, Blackmer Pump Division for 24 years, and Lear Siegler for 13 years. He was also a certified watch maker. He was a Korean War Veteran, serving the US Air Force, 729th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron as a radar operator, based at Clovis Air Force Base, Clovis, New Mexico. He loved working on cars and maintaining his yard and home and always enjoyed a cold beer. He was a long-time member of Holy Trinity Church in Comstock Park. He is survived by his brothers, Lincoln and Richard Brundige; children, Susan (Glenn) Holecheck, Barbara Brundige, Mary (Bruce) Brandimore, and Daniel Brundige (fiancé Julie Tolhurst); grandchildren, Sara (David), Lisa (Marco), Jim (Ruth), Donna (Royce), Robert, Adam (Amber), Joseph and Jeffrey; great grandchildren, Avariel, Asiana, Marcelo, Elliot, Alecia, Darrell and Adalyn; nieces and nephews, and his beloved furry companion, Westie. In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Marie Brundige; his sister, Ruthann; and granddaughter, Anita. Funeral services will be held 11:00AM Thursday March 14, 2019 at Stegenga Funeral Chapel - Belmont, 1601 Post Dr. NE. His family will greet relatives and friends Wednesday from 5PM to 7PM at the funeral chapel. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery in Grand Rapids. The family would like to express our sincere appreciation to the staff at Bickford Assisted Living (West Lansing) for the care and support they provided him. To share a photo, memory and sign the family’s online guestbook please visit www.stegengafuneralchapel.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ralph Ervin Brundige please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Holy Cross Cemetery
2000 Walker NW.
Grand Rapids, MI,


MAR 13. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Stegenga Funeral Chapel - Belmont

1601 Post Dr. NE

Belmont, MI, 49306

[email protected]


Funeral Service

MAR 14. 11:00 AM (EDT)

Stegenga Funeral Chapel - Belmont

1601 Post Dr. NE

Belmont, MI, 49306

[email protected]funeralchapel.com


Leave Your Tribute Message

March 11, 2019 8:00pm

My deepest sympathies to Ralph's family. He was one of best men I have ever met and will surely be missed. He was a wonderful husband to his wife Madonna and a good friend to some of the other residents where she stayed. He'd visit her every single day and also spent time with others there that he saw didn't get visitors. He was one of my customers at the Bow Tie where he enjoyed some of those cold beers. He would get up in the morning and head over to visit with Madonna. He would stay the entire day, every day, and head back home after she'd had her dinner and gone to sleep. It was only after spending the day with her that he'd stop in on his way back home. He was always bragging about his wife's baking skills and you could tell by the smile on his face as he spoke about her that he was still very much in love with his wife. To me he was emitome of what a great husband should be. The world lost one of the best, and heaven gained a beautiful angel. God Speed, Ralph.

- Kim Adams Erickson

March 10, 2019 8:00pm

Warm thoughts and healing prayers to this wonderful family! MaryLou Karkau and Robin Wright

- robin wright

March 10, 2019 8:00pm

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