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Brian David Tunink

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Brian David Tunink

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RANDOLPH — Brian David Tunink, 48, Randolph, died March 6, 2019, at Osmond General Hospital, Osmond.

Visitation and a Christian Wake were Sunday at the church, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home, Randolph.

Funeral services were March 11 at Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, Randolph, with Rev. Father Timothy Forget and Deacon Doug Tunink officiating.

Interment was in Saint Jane Frances Catholic Cemetery, Randolph.

Pallbearers were Brian’s nephews, Tony Dowling, Jim Dowling, Mitchell Tunink, Tyler Tunink, Clayton Quick, Cameron Quick, Nathan Tunink, Justin Gubbels and Jonas Tunink.

Brian was born June 29, 1970, the son of Theodore and Phyllis (Lippold) Tunink, the youngest of their 12 children. Brian went to school at Randolph Public School and graduated in 1988. He was employed at Jerry’s Hilltop Café for 30 years and part-time at Diversified Insurance, Randolph, and Lind & Gubbels, Osmond. He also volunteered at Johnson Funeral Home, helping others in their time of grief.

An active member of the Randolph community, Brian was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church; St. Frances Church Choir; lead the rosary before Masses; taught CCD; ushered at Masses; served as EMHC; and was a CEC member. He was a member of Knights of Columbus chapter #5143 and was a 4th Degree Knight. He currently held office as Deputy Grand Knight, and was a faithful participant at Wednesday evening Knights of Columbus hamburger preparation.

He was a member of Future Farmers of America Boosters.

In his spare time, Brian bowled and kept books for the local softball team. He loved WWE and playing cards. Brian was also known for giving the refs “his opinion” at any number of sporting events.

Family was the most important thing to Brian, and he had a special place in his heart for all of his nieces and nephews. Brian’s extended family, and just as important to him, were the Jerry’s Hilltop family and community.

Brian is survived by eight siblings, Karen and Lynn Dowling, Randolph; Dan and Nikki Tunink, Randolph; Cindy and Craig Quick, Ithica; Doug and Joyce Tunink, Randolph; Marcia and Mark Gubbels, Randolph; Roger and MaryRose Tunink, Randolph; Don and Stacy Tunink, Omaha; Karla and Phil Burris, Omaha; 23 nieces and nephews; and 32 great-nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his mother and father, Phyllis and Ted; brother, Terry; two sisters, Janet and Joyce; great-nephew, Braxton; and several aunts and uncles.