Karl Martin Brunner

Karl Martin Brunner, age 67, passed away April 1, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born June 27, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Earl Chester Brunner Jr and Laurine Adams. He spent some time living in Western Samoa as a child while his dad was teaching there, and he has many fond memories and friendships from his time living there. He spent the majority of his youth living in Las Vegas and graduated from Las Vegas High School. He earned a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University where he met and married his sweetheart, Marrae Allen, on April 26, 1980.  After graduating, they moved and began the rest of their life together in Las Vegas where Karl worked as a Certified Public Accountant in auditing. He had a successful career working for Deloitte and became one of the foremost knowledgeable individuals on auditing gaming entities in the world. Karl spent many years serving and participating in the scouting program. He earned the achievement of Eagle Scout as a young man. He was honored to receive the Silver Beaver Award after distinguished service with the Scouting Program. He served many years as a Las Vegas Area Council Treasurer. He was a man of high moral integrity with a firm testimony in Jesus Christ and dedication and commitment to his family. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he spent countless hours in service to his family and community serving in many volunteer positions in his faith and community including that of Counselor, Bishop, High Councilor, Stake Presidency Counselor, Stake Patriarch, and Temple Sealer. He enjoyed spending time attending and serving in the Las Vegas Nevada Temple with his wife on a regular basis throughout his life. He was an example to everyone who knew him and a quiet humble strength. He and Marrae had 9 children together and have 25 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Earl Chester Brunner Jr and Laurine Adams, and his brothers Michael Bruce and David Arnold. He is survived by his beloved wife Marrae Brunner; his brothers and sister, Earl Claude, Kurt Lafi, and Laurine Louise; his children Kyle Martin Brunner (Jenny), Theresa Marie Brunner Judkins (Dan), Seth Allen Brunner (Bethany), Skyler Raymond Brunner (McKenzie), Karrae Nicole Perkins (Wesley), Todd Albert Brunner (Amanda), Justin Jakob Brunner (Aubree), Erika Leanne Romanovitch (Ryan), Shean Arlin Brunner (Angela), and 25 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 9:30 AM Saturday April 8th, at the Stewart Place Chapel located at 375 N Hollywood Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89110, with a viewing from 8:00 – 9:15 AM. Condolences and flowers may be sent to 6430 Spanish Garden Ct, Las Vegas, NV 89110. You may view the funeral services Saturday April 8th, at 9:30 AM. Download Zoom App before clicking link


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  • Peggy Mathewson
    April 5, 2023 11:03 am

    We are blessed to call Karl and Marrae our friends. We were all in the same ward and neighborhood. Our kids grew up together! We have many happy memories of their family!
    He was a Bishop to our older children. He was in the Stake Presidency when our younger children were at home. He was an example of Christ like attributes to everyone. Our children texted after hearing he had passed. They said “he was a good man!”
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family! We love you all. May the Lord send blessings and comfort in the coming days! Marrae we love you! And remember all the music events in our ward and at school that our kids experienced together! We grieve with you!
    We send our love to your wonderful family!
    And peace and comfort to you!
    With love, Peggy and Paul Mathewson Family

  • Garland Prejean
    April 7, 2023 10:36 am

    So sorry for your loss

    Garland and Marie Prejean

  • Wade McKnight
    April 8, 2023 10:05 am

    Karl was a good man and he will be missed. He made a difference in the lives of so many. I was fortunate to work with Karl for almost 10 years.
    My condolences to his family in this difficult time.

  • Joan (Seaman) Perry
    April 9, 2023 2:12 pm

    I lived in Las Vegas when I was growing up and attended the 2nd Ward when Earl and Laurine lived there with their young children, so we knew them very well. My memories also go back to Laurine’s family, the Adams, who operated a grocery store where we did much of our shopping. What a fine heritage has been handed down to their descendants. I send condolences to all of the family, in this loss.


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