Erma Lee Young Brunkhorst

Death 26 Jan 2016 (aged 82)
Burial Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 157522860 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Erma Lee Brunkhorst 82, former Bartlesville resident, died at 11:20 A.M. on Tuesday in Tulsa. She was born May 21, 1933 in Nowata County near Lenapah, Oklahoma to Cleo Adelbert and Virginia Nell (Winegar) Young.

She was raised and received her education in Lenapah public schools, where she graduated High School. She was married to Rudolph Edwin Brunkhorst of March 8, 1952 at Coffeyville, Kansas. They made their home in Bartlesville for most of their married life where Mrs. Brunkhorst was a homemaker and mother for many years, until 1972 when she and her mother attended basic nursing training at Tri -County technical school, where they both received their LPN nursing degrees. Mrs. Brunkhorst later attended Tulsa Junior College, and received her Registered Nursing Degree as a RN in 1977. She worked in Bartlesville for Dr. Claire Liebrand for several years, and then later at Jane Phillips Medical Center as a RN, until her husband retired from Phillips Petroleum company in 1986. They later moved to the Houston area, where she worked as an RN at MD Anderson Cancer Institute in Houston. She had been an active member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bartlesville for many years.

Mrs. Brunkhorst is survived by her two daughters Becky Nichols of Tulsa, and Susan Delaloye and husband Kenneth of Tulsa by one granddaughter Nichole Delaloye and Kyle Wagner of Denver, Colorado, three step grandchildren Dennis Nichols of Yukon, OK, Jamie Landers of Altus, OK and Regina Smith of Tuttle, OK, six great grandchildren, three sisters Treva Little, Dorothy Swanson, and Helen Barclay, and three brothers Billy, Lonnie and John Gillman.

She was preceded in death by her husband Rudy Brunkhorst in 2008, and a son-in-law Danny Nichols in 2004, by her parents Cleo and Virginia Young Gillman, and a sister Norma.

Family Members


Sponsored by Ancestry




  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: JEF
  • Added: 27 Jan 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 157522860
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Erma Lee Young Brunkhorst (21 May 1933–26 Jan 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 157522860, citing Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .