Dale Brunson

Obituary of Dale Lee Brunson

Dale Lee Brunson, a long-time resident of Apache Junction, Arizona, went to be with our Lord on March 4, 2024 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Dale passed at the age of 75 as a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was an honorable member of the United States Navy and went on to a 40-year career in telecommunications. Dale will always be remembered for the way he led by example, as well as his integrity, kindness, sense of humor and profound love for his family.

Dale was born on August 23, 1948 in Lincoln, Illinois to parents Daniel and Donna Brunson. He was the fourth of 10 siblings. Growing up, he fell in love with the outdoors and traveling.

He later married the love of his life, Brenda, and ultimately settled in Arizona where they raised two sons and one daughter. Dale and Brenda recently celebrated their 53rd year of marriage.

Dale was an outdoor adventurer. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, camping, and hiking with family and friends. He loved a variety of music and going to concerts.

Dale is survived by his wife, Brenda Brunson; two sons, Daniel Brunson (wife Diane) of Scottsdale, Arizona; Jason Brunson (wife Eli) of Apache Junction, Arizona; and daughter, Jessica Kelley (husband Wes) of Mesa, Arizona; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, four sisters, three sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law and several nieces and nephews. Sadly, Dale’s older brother, Michael Brunson Sr., also lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease and passed away just two days after Dale departed.

Dale will always be remembered as a man of integrity and honor. He lived a full life, loved dearly by his family and close friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date (to be announced).

Our family would like to send our most heartfelt thanks to the incredible staff of Hospice of the Valley for all their support, guidance and kindness they gave to our family and the extraordinary and loving care they provided to our beloved Dale.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Dale Brunson asks that you please consider a donation to Hospice of the Valley Arizona.

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