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BARBARA L. BRUESCH, 92 ROCKFORD - Barbara L. Bruesch, 92, of Rockford, died Friday, August 8, 2014, in her home. Born July 3, 1922, in Rockford, the daughter of Robert and Lillian (Petznick) Merrill. Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. Married Sam H. Bruesch on May 24, 1947, in Rockford. Member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Volunteer with N. Illinois Hospice and N. I. Radio Information Service. She was fluent in speaking French and studied Spanish, Japanese, German, Russian, New Testament Greek and other languages. Barbara and her husband loved traveling, especially, throughout Europe. She was an avid vegetable gardener. Survivors include children, Mary (Eric Nudell) Bruesch of Albuquerque, NM, Jeffrey Bruesch, Paul Bruesch, both of Rockford, Margaret Bruesch of Austin, TX, and Jim Bruesch of Rockford; grandchildren, Ian and Noah Bruesch, both of Stillwater, MN; sister, Phyllis Bradt of Rockton; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband and a sister, Janet Brett. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 14, in Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1829 N. Rockton Ave., with visitation from 10 a.m. to service time. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established. Arrangements by Delehanty Funeral Home, Ltd., 401 River Lane. For more information, visit delehantyfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2014
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