Alfred "Bud" Bruggink Jr.
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Alfred "Bud" Bruggink Jr., age 83, of Glenbeulah went home to be with his Lord on Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Golden Living Assisted Living in Sheboygan.
He was born on February 13, 1930 son of the late Alfred and Josephine (Jensema) Bruggink Sr.
He attended grade school and graduated from Waldo High School.
Alfred heard the call of his country and served in the United States Army and the National Guard.
On September 20, 1958 he married Doris Heiden at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls. The couple made their home on the family farm in Plymouth for over 30 years prior to moving the Glenbeulah.
In addition to working on the farm, Bud worked for the Kohler Company and drove semi truck driving for Quality State Oil, Chas. Poch Inc., United Foods, Lake to Lake, Charter Rolling and most recently Rasmussen Dairy Transit.
He and his wife attended St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. In his free time he loved traveling, motorcycling, boating, mechanical work, and watching NASCAR.
He is survived by his wife Doris of Glenbeulah, a son Roger (Lori) Bruggink of Elkhart Lake, two daughters, Barbara (Craig) Otte of Cedar Grove, Sara (Brian) Rogers of Oak Creek, four grandchildren Jason and Lauren Otte, Mark Bruggink (special friend Sara Kuscheidt), and Michael (Jenny) Lauer, two great grandchildren Hayden and Gavin, a sister Edith V. Bruggink of Rural Plymouth, a brother-in-law Herbert (Edna) Heiden, and a sister-in-law Evelyn DeGroff.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and brother-in-law Muriel (Leon) Rauwerdink, and a brother-in-law Keith DeGroff.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Schneider Funeral Home (123 South Street) Plymouth with the Rev. Thomas Burton officiating. Burial will follow in the Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 AM until the time of service.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Golden Living Assisted Living in Sheboygan, and the third floor staff of Sheboygan Memorial for the wonderful care and concern shown to Alfred and his family.
A memorial fund has been established in the name of Alfred Bruggink Jr. for St. John Lutheran Church.
Online condolences may be sent through www.schneiderlifetributes.com
Published in Sheboygan Press on Mar. 20, 2013