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Tracy Lynn Brull
Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison
Effingham, KS

Tracy Lynn Brull, of Effingham, KS, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Tracy was born on October 21, 1971, to Leonard and Deann (Kearney) Wehking. She attended Atchison County Community Schools where she made many life-long friends. She graduated from ACCHS in 1990.

Tracy always had a love for helping people, so it is no surprise that she spent her whole career in a variety of customer service positions. She began her career at Blue Cross and Blue Shield where she learned about insurance. She later used that knowledge to be a great resource to patients at the Atchison Hospital and then at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. Tracy spent her most recent years at the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, where she worked with a great team who loved her very much.

Tracy was a member of St. Ann- Catholic Church in Effingham, Kansas and taught CCD when her sons were young. She also served on the Board of the Tiger Cub Football Club and spent most Saturdays in the stands, or the concession stand, rooting on her kids. She continued to provide service to the Tiger Cub Football Club even after her kids were older, helping her husband organize practices and equipment when he coached his nephews. As her sons moved to middle and high school, she continued cheering them on at the various sporting events.

Tracy was happiest when she was cooking for others. She was often the first to volunteer to provide a meal when one of her friends or family members had a party, special event, illness or death in the family. She loved to entertain guests, but she was often known to let them know when it was time to go home due to the chance of a “severe storm”. Tracy enjoyed reading and watching movies. She was a huge movie buff and could always tell you the names of actors and the movies they were in. She enjoyed taking ranger rides with her friends and family, which is where you could find her most weekends when the weather was nice. Nobody ever wondered what Tracy was thinking because she was quick to tell you. But that is truly what people loved most about her. Tracy was best described as the nicest, grumpy person you have ever met.

Tracy married the love of her life, Jeff Brull on November 22, 1997, at St. Benedict- Catholic Church in Atchison, Kansas. Together they raised two amazing sons, Branson and Brayden. Her sons were her pride and joy. Taking care of Jeff and her boys was what mattered most to her. Whether it was packing lunches, warming up vehicles on cold days, or staying up late to make sure that needed uniform was clean, she was willing to do it.

Tracy is survived by Jeff, her husband of 26 years, two sons, Branson and Brayden of Lancaster, Kansas, her mother Deann Wehking, Valley Falls, Kansas, her mother-in-law, Marilyn Brull, Atchison, Kansas, two sisters, Carla (Dave) Howe, Holton, Kansas, and Angela (Kelly) Gatzemeyer, Valley Falls, two brothers-in-law, Mark (Brenda) Brull, Atchison, Kansas, and Brian (Christie) Brull, Effingham, Kansas, two nieces, four nephews, two great-nephews and more family and friends than you can count. Tracy was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Wehking, her father-in-law, Jim Brull, and an infant brother, Monte Wehking.

Tracy- life will be celebrated on Monday, February 12, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Benedict Church in Atchison, with Rev. Jeremy Heppler, OSB as celebrant. She will be laid to rest at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. There will be no scheduled visitation. Memorials may be left to the Knights of Columbus Effingham Council #10321 or the American Cancer Society in care of the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home.