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Bruggink, Richard John

Richard John Bruggink passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Exampla Lutheran Collier Hospice in Wheat Ridge, Colo. He was born on July 30, 1925, in the town of Lima, Wis., to Harold and Amy (Schreurs) Bruggink. He graduated from Waldo High School in 1942. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 to 1946. On Dec. 27, 1947, he married Eileen VanKirk and they lived in Adell, WI.

In 1958, they moved to Aurora, Colo. and then to Northglenn, Colo. in 1961. Richard made his living driving truck over the road and later cement truck. Eileen passed away on July 16, 1995. Richard then married Vera Krieger and she passed on Sept. 29, 2012.

He is survived by his children, Randy (Wendy) Bruggink, Florissant, Colo.; Charlene (Mike) Bugh, Centennial, Colo.; Keith (Linda) Krieger, Golden, Colo.; Vicki Krieger (Jeffery Luttkus), Highlands Ranch, Colo. He has 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, Roland (Kathy), Plymouth; Allen (Ruth), West Bend; Wayne (Carol), Adell; Butch (Suzie), Bowie, Texas; and sisters, Doris DeMaster, Oostburg; Bev Winninghoff, Kewaskum; and Lola (Ken) Lindow, Sheboygan; He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Eileen, son, Rick, brother, Eugene and second wife, Vera.

A memorial service will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Hingham Reformed Church. Visitation will begin at 5:30.

Published in Sheboygan Press on July 23, 2014
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