In Memory of
Victor ZumBrunnen, WB7TBR
My first meeting with Vic was when I started attending the retired hams coffee
klatch three mornings a week at Galliano’s Cacina in Seatac. Other regular club
attendees were Nils Hallstrom, W7RUJ (SK), Jo Hallstrom, KB7UFM (SK), Frank
Krieger, KA7QHG (SK), Carl Butler, W7PRW (SK), Dick Vance, K7NEX, Jeannie
Svennungsen, N7JJJ, Bill Harris, W7KXB, and numerous other hams.
As I got to know Vic I was impressed by his varied background, other hobbies,
his wit and humor, and overall pleasant nature. His love of his family was
paramount in his mind. He was true to his friends and the greater community.
In the truest definition of the word, Vic was a true gentleman.
Victor S. ZumBrunnen was born April 9, 1920 in Newcastle, Wyoming. As a
young man he moved to Seattle to begin a 41 year career with
The Boeing Company as an aeronautical engineer. His hobbies included
photography, camping, amateur radio, and he was a skilled woodworker. He
also served as a Boy Scout Master in his younger years.
Vic was a twenty three year member of the Mike & Key ARC and received the Pop Brown
award in 1988. He was net control for several years on the Alaska Pacific
Victor moved to Mesa, Arizona during his last years of retirement. In his
true manner Vic became a member of the Mesa Sunlife ARC and served two years as
their president. Vic would come up for the summer with
a short stop at his friend Barbara’s guest ranch near Kimberly, OR. We were
anticipating his arrival this summer when he had medical problems at the ranch.
Victor S. ZumBrunnen, WB7TBR , became a silent key June 18, 2008.