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Brunke Hardware ends 96 year run in business

September 4, 2017 – After 96 years as a pillar of downtown business, Brunke Hardware closed its doors at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31 for the last time.

John and Vera Brunke owned the store located at 423 S. Thompson Ave., and was the second generation of Brunkes to do so. The Brunke family had several locations throughout the downtown area during its existence of nearly a century.

Vera Brunke confirmed that health concerns are the biggest factor to closing the store.

The Standard will share more on the Brunke family in an upcoming issue.

By Bryce Mereness • bryce@esstandard.com

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One Response to Brunke Hardware ends 96 year run in business

  1. KELLY O'DELL Reply

    September 14, 2017 at 9:36 am

    That man knew where everything was he could go and find it and come back it was what you looked the whole world over. Sadly missed. Much love. The Kelly O’Dell family

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