Dr. Walter Bernard Brumleve, Jr.


On Sunday, August 11, 2019, Dr. Walter Bernard Brumleve, Jr. of Vinemont, Ala., passed away at the age of 64.
Walter was born January 26, 1955, in Akron, Ohio, to Walter B. and Genevieve (Huber) Brumleve, Sr. At the age of five, he moved with his parents to grow up on his grandparents' farm at the base of St. Joe Hill outside of Sellersburg, Ind.
Upon graduation from New Albany High School, he was proud to serve his country in the United States Navy as a nuclear machinist mate aboard submarines. This was when he met and married Mitzi, the love of his life.
After his tour of duty, he embraced his wife's home as his own and while living at Holly Pond, he matriculated college at UAB. He obtained his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and was accepted into the UAB School of Medicine.
Following his residency at Medical Center East, Dr. J. Rick Gober and Dr. Gerald M. Machen welcomed him as a partner into practice with Cullman Family Medical Clinic, which later became part of Cullman Primary Care. He was honored to be a part of this partnership for 27 years. His colleagues, co-workers, and his patients were a very important part of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mitzi Hassell Brumleve, and their two precious daughters, Amanda (Michael) Taylor, and Leslie Brumleve. Also surviving him are his brothers, John (Esther) Brumleve and Fr. Matthew Brumleve, OSB; sisters, Donna (David) Beaufait and Anna Mary Brossart; brother-in-law, Dave (Karen) Hassell; nephews, Daniel (Jenna) Hassell, Joseph Brumleve, Michael (Emily) Brumleve, Daniel Brumleve, and Daxton Beaufait; niece, Sonya (Christian) Holcomb; two great-nephews; one great-niece; and the St. Joe Boys, Charlie (Cathy) Renn, Donnie (Cindy) Kleehamer, and Tom (Sue) Yost.
A funeral service officiated by Rev. Dr. John Richter will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home at 10 a.m. followed by a brief graveside service at Holly Pond cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dr. Brumleve's memory to Gideon's International or St. John's Evangelical Protestant Church.
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Rhonda Sellers
Aug 17, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I was a patient of his. He was always so nice and took time to listen to you. Prayers for you and your family.
Brenda Drake
Aug 13, 2019
He took great care of me for 20+ years! I am deeply saddened at his passing. Prayers for Mitzi, and his two beautiful daughters. May God comfort them in their sorrow! Rest in peace Dr Brumleve! You will b missed!
Don Krup
Aug 13, 2019
I have known Walt for 45+ years. I remember when he and Mitzi were dating, when he served in the Navy, and when they were married. I have always loved them just as if they were my younger brother and sister. I will always cherish Walt's laugh and sense of humor. I am sad to know that he has departed us here on earth, but I am happy to know that he is now at his real home with our Lord in heaven.
Sharon Howard Dorman
Aug 12, 2019
Mitzi, I am so sorry to learn of Walt's death...my deepest sympathy, love and prayers to you and all of the family‚̧..Love, Sharon
Joyce & Andy Hoenig
Aug 12, 2019
Andy and I are praying for you and your daughters to know God's great comfort at this time Mitzi it was a great experience to work for dr. Brumleve as his nurse he was a good employer doctor friend and a man Who Loved his family more than life itself I always knew I would have a good lunch break because he loved going home to you for lunch may God bless you be with you and give you the strength you need at this time
Sister Eleanor Harrison, O.S.B.
Aug 12, 2019
Please accept our sympathy and prayer for you and your family at this time. Your great man has gone to God. May you rejoice in his love for you all! with love, S Eleanor.
Donnie and Cecelia (Easterwood) McBrayer
Aug 12, 2019
I am praying for you and you daughters Mitzi. We loved Dr. Walt. He became our doctor when he first came to Cullman. I remember when I was teaching at Chalkville and doing back porch duty. I heard someone call Cecelia Easterwood and I had no idea who would know my name as Easterwood. I looked up and say you and you told us about Dr Walt.

PLEASE CALL ME IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN DO. Just know we will be praying for you and the girls.