Grandfather Writes His Own Thoughtful and Funny Obituary

Thursday, March 13, 2014 • by Gene Newman

Walter George Bruhl Jr. lived a full life and shared it with the world on his terms by writing his own obituary. He died on March 9th of this year and his grandson honored him by sharing this must read summary of Mr. Bruhl’s life:


Source: Imgur

The charismatic and straight-shooting grandpa left fill-in-the-blanks on the print-out, making it easy for the family to complete the information and send it along to the local paper. You can read the final obituary here.

There’s so many great and memorable things throughout but our two favorite parts were these:

"There will be no viewing since his wife refuses to honor his request to have him standing in the corner of the room with a glass of Jack Daniels in his hand so he would appear natural to visitors."

“Instead of flowers, Walt would hope that you will do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for some poor unfortunate soul in his name.”

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Via Imgur and The Cape Gazette