Mr. Robert A. Brunnemer, of Greenwood, passed away and went to be with the Lord in Heaven on the early afternoon of April 17, 2020. He was 92. He was born in Indianapolis on July 6, 1927 and was the only son of the late Louis and Elizabeth (Brewer) Brunnemer. For a short time, he lived in Morgantown, Indiana, but spent the majority of his life in Indianapolis.
After graduating from Southport High School, Bob proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during WWII from 1945 to 1949, serving mainly in the Pacific. It was during the War that he met his wife, Virginia Poole. While on a 52-day leave from the Marines, they were married July 12, 1947 (after knowing each other for only 24 days!!) and immediately moved to California. It had to be love at first sight! In 1949, they returned to Indiana. Soon afterward, Bob built their home on the Southside of Indianapolis (he dug the footers, laid the bricks, and practically everything else in his spare time.) This is where Bob and Ginnie raised their three children and lived for 57 years.
Bob was employed by the Wm. H. Block Company for 45 years and started as a mechanic and then as a package delivery driver. He was promotioned through the ranks and his last position with the company was Distribution Center Manager. Bob dedicated his life to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in 1964, which changed his life. As a result, he raised his family in a good Christian home. He was a great role model to his kids and other young men and women, and he was loved by many. Bob had many positions in the churches he attended, as he was a deacon, youth director, Sunday School teacher and song leader through the years. Bob was a long-time member of both Thompson Road Baptist Church and Lighthouse Baptist Church.
Through the years, his loves included the following: coaching his son’s baseball teams, camping, playing golf, vacationing in Florida, playing cards and dominos, woodworking, and attending anything his granddaughters were involved in. In addition, he loved telling stories - whether it was from his childhood, his years in the military, or from his knowledge of the Bible. Bob was a special man, a kind and gentle soul who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Bob is survived by his wife of 73 years, Virginia Brunnemer as well as his three children, Robert W. (Carolyn) Brunnemer, Sondra (Mike) Love and Brent (Tammie) Brunnemer. He also had four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Private family funeral services will be held with a memorial service and celebration of life pending until family and friends can gather safely. Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 1202 S. Lynhurst Dr., Indianapolis, is handling the arrangements. Interment will be at Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, IN. Online condolences may be sent to and may be seen at singletonmortuary.com.
For those choosing to make a memorial contribution in Bob’s honor, the family has suggested those be offered to Indy Honor Flight at indyhonorflight.org.
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