Obituary of Kevin M. Bruneel
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Kevin M. Bruneel, 62, of Cherokee, North Carolina went home to be with our Lord on November 16th, 2022, at Swain Community Hospital in Bryson City. He is survived by his Wife of 28 years, Myra (My) Rogers-Bruneel of Plantation, Florida. He is also survived by his only son: Matthew Bruneel, 4 daughters: Tiffanie Bruneel, Jessica Schmidt (Tyler), Rachel Bruneel, and Sarah Bruneel. He has 7 grandchildren: Austin, Sam, Maddie, Henry, Charlie, Raeleigh, and a granddaughter on the way. He has 5 living siblings Sandi Bruneel Johnson (Tom), John Bruneel, Diann Rozek, Ray Bruneel (Cathy), and Larry Klajda. He has many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Kevin is preceded in death by his parents Loretta and Oscar Bruneel, and siblings Roy Bruneel and Kimberly Bruneel. Kevin was born March 14, 1960, in Pontiac, Michigan. He was the youngest of 8 children of Loretta and Oscar Bruneel. Kevin graduated from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1978 at the top of his class. After Kevin graduated high school, he joined the Air Force, where he proudly served our country for 8 years. In 2017, he retired as a safety inspector for Luu Marine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Kevin was the President of the HOA for his neighborhood in Parkland, Floirda for 12 years. He then moved to Cherokee, North Carolina with his family. Kevin was a highly intelligent, caring, loving, hard-working man. He was a great coach, and a fighter. He fought 22 long months of Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. He was the go-to man if you had any issues and always provided a solution. If you knew Kevin, you knew he was a loving person and always put others first. He did everything for his family, friends, and anyone that was in need; he would give you the shirt off his back. Kevin loved his southern rock music and concerts. He and My enjoyed going on cruises throughout the years, meeting various bands and creating lifelong friendships with said bands. Kevin also loved watching basketball, football, M.A.S.H., Two and a Half Men, Walker Texas Ranger and in the Heat of the Night. He loved playing darts, corn hole, and much more. Kevin was truly loved by everyone he crossed paths with and will forever be missed. Celebration of life for Kevin will be Sunday December 4, 2022, from 12 – 4 p.m. at the Yellowhill Activity Center 1416 Acquoni Rd. Cherokee, NC 28719.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Kevin Bruneel, please visit our Tree Store
Celebration of Life
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 4, 2022
Yellowhill Activity Center
1416 Acquoni Road
Cherokee, North Carolina, United States
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