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Obituaries

Obituaries

Albert ‘Al’ Brynds Sr. 1938 - 2013 Lawrence

Funeral services for Albert ‘Al’ Brynds Sr., 74, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lawrence Heights Christian Church, with the Rev. Bill Wealthall officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Brynds died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born Nov. 5, 1938, in West Mineral, Kan., the son of William James and Lavana Pearl Deckard Brynds. He grew up in Cherokee, Kan., and graduated from Crawford Community High School in 1957. He later attended four years of trade school for sheet metal workers union local #2. He worked for Norris Brothers for 22 years, and later worked for the University of Kansas. He was past president of Eudora Little League. He enjoyed sports of all kinds, hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. He was a member of Lawrence Heights Christian Church.
He married Violet Nadine Pickel on Mar. 15, 1958, in Miami, Okla. She survives of the home. Other survivors include three sons, William Allan Brynds, Earl Wayne Brynds and wife Adrianne, and Albert Brynds Jr., all of Lawrence; a daughter, Vicki Sue Hegeman and husband Mike, Lawrence; two brothers, Ted Brynds Sr. and wife Arelva, and Bill Brynds, all of Cherokee; seven grandchildren, four step grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.
Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Al Brynds Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.
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