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James L. “Jim” Brull
Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison
Atchison, KS

James L. “Jim” Brull, 75, of Atchison, Kansas passed away peacefully June 16, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Benedict’s Church with Rev. Jeremy Heppler, OSB as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A parish and Knights of Columbus rosary will be recited Tuesday, June 18th at 6:00 p.m. at the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home where the family will receive friends following until 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Benedict Catholic School Endowment, Maur Hill-Mount Academy or Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly #1716 and may be left in care of the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home with whom arrangements have been entrusted. Online condolences and memories may be shared at

Jim was born September 30, 1943, in Atchison, Kansas, the son of Anthony and Emma (Atzert) Brull. He attended St. Joseph Grade School and graduated from Maur Hill Prep School in 1961.

He and the former Marilyn Schoenfelder were united in marriage on August 3, 1963, at St. Benedict’s Church in Bendena, Kansas.

Jim began his full time employment at Tony’s Dairy delivering milk door to door, he then was a welder at WeMac before becoming a service man at Commercial Vending until later buying into the company to become a co-owner and operator for a total of thirty-three years. He co-owned and operated the Wharf for twenty-two years. He worked part time taking tickets at Arrowhead Stadium and as an assembler at Walmart.

Jim was a member of St. Louis Church at Good Intent until moving to Atchison in 1989, where he was a devout member of Sacred Heart Church until its closing. He is a member of St. Benedict Parish, Sacred Heart Council #723 of the Knights of Columbus, the William T. Jochems General Assembly #1716 of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and a member of the Atchison Elks Club.

Jim enjoyed life and loved spending time with his family traveling, boating, hunting and taking trips to the Ozarks. He truly enjoyed mowing grass, spending countless hours keeping a pristine yard and decorating for all holidays, especially Christmas.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-five years, Marilyn Brull, of the couple’s home in Atchison, three sons, Mark (Brenda) Brull, Jeff (Tracy) Brull, Brian (Christy) Brull; and six grandchildren, Alex, Kendra, Branson, Brayden, Tanner and Nick Brull.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his three siblings, Tony Brull, Joe Brull and Phyllis Regan.

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