Albert (Al) Frank Brunisholz
On November 10, 2023 our beloved father, grandfather, friend and confidant Albert (Al) Frank Brunisholz passed away, at home in Sandy, Utah surrounded by family, at the age of 79.
Al was born June 7, 1944, at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, to Walter and Charlotte Brunisholz. He was the oldest of two children. He is proceeded in death by his parents and younger brother Robert (Bob) Brunisholz, whom he loved, protected, and teased throughout his life.
Al was patriotic and proud to have served his county as a member of the United States Army. After an honorable discharge, he attended Westminster College.
Al was a phenomenal salesman and worked for more than 50 years in the car business. He would often joke that he was a, “monkey see, monkey do person”, which he defined as he could watch someone do something (especially sales), he would then learn how to do it, and ultimately do it better.
Al was proud of and loved his family! He has 5 children: Daniel Brown, Melanie Brown, Minamaria (John) Koplin, Juliana (Thadeo) Ferreyra and Melissa Anne Brunisholz. Followed by 8 grandchildren. Papa raised a generation of children that were teased just enough to toughen them up and he made sure they always felt loved. They were his pride and joy: Nathan Brown, Hannah Ocampo, Johnathan Brown, Sophia Koplin, Olivia Koplin, Isabella Ferreyra, Nico Ferreyra and Ruby Anne Johnson.
This hydrogen peroxide drinking, Porter Rockwell, crafty old and gone to seed pirate had a few words of wisdom:
Always sleep with one eye open, there’s always time to tease, work hard for what you want, family comes first, people will always disappoint you, you can be right and have a dollar and that’ll get you a cuppa coffee, if you love then love unconditionally, always try to make a deal, don’t whine, be grateful, don’t be a bully- you never pick on somebody weaker than you, pray and listen to the Holy Ghost, and smile often.
Al was a strong man who lived life his way and had true grit. The world is a little less bright without him in it. He will be missed.
The funeral will be a private ceremony with only close family members present.