ENID, Okla. — Brian Keith Brueggemann, 53, died at his home at Enid, Okla. Born in Ellinwood, he was the son of Carlon McMullen and Karen ( Mullenix) Sunderland. He grew up in Great Bend and lived in various locations through the years. Brian was a highly skilled private aircraft painter for 30 years, and has painted aircraft for famous people, i.e. John Travolta, Hank Williams Jr., the Miami Dolphins team plane, and many others.
Brian loved the Lord, and was a member of Extreme Hope Fellowship. He was an enthusiastic fan of the game of football.
He is survived by his parents, Karen and Guy Sunderland, of Great Bend, and Carlon and Emily McMullen of Wichita; daughter Sarah Tisdale of Tulsa, Okla.; sisters Desiree Werth of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dawn Feist of Great Bend, and Joy Michael of Wichita; a brother, Don and wife Becky Meeks, of Wichita; grandchildren JaShawn and Sayah Tisdale, of Tulsa, Okla., and Reece Michael of Wichita; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters Sue Murray and Mandi Alexander, and grandparents Raymond and Mary Mullenix.
Memorial will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10 at the Soup Kitchen, 2100 Broadway (located on the east side of the Dream Center) in Great Bend. Donations can be sent to Dream Center, 2100 Broadway, Great Bend, KS 67530 c/o Kimberly Becker, or to Healing Hearts Ranch, 155 SE 1st Ave, Great Bend, KS 67530 in care of Scott Stinemetz.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 9, 2016**