Charles W. Bruggeman
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FREMONT: Charles W. Bruggeman, 85, of Fremont, OH passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Stein Hospice in Sandusky, OH. He was born on July 1, 1927 in Fremont, the son of Laurence and Edna (Billow) Bruggeman.
Charles served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a Fireman First Class, from August 1944 to March, 1946, and was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Medal with one Star, American Area Medal and WWII Victory Medal.
Charles married Elizabeth Minich on March 14, 1953 in Fremont and she preceded him in death on November 6, 2002. He was a Truck Driver for forty-five years and retired in 1993.
Charles was a member Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of the Teamsters. He was a jack of all trades, tinkering on cars, his truck and around the house. Charles was a big race fan. He was dedicated to his family whom he loved very much.
Charles is survived by his children, Larry (Cheryl) Bruggeman, Mary (Joe) LeJeune, Brenda (Lenny) Wheatley, Jim (Teresa) Bruggeman, Sr., Lisa Bruggeman, all of Fremont, OH, Janie Wright, Columbus, OH; sister, Lucille Bollenbacher, Fremont, OH; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Elizabeth Bruggeman; siblings, Norman "Pete", Howard "Brick", Ellsworth "Bus", Jane and Anna Rose; granddaughter, Christina.
Visitation: Friday from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH. Service: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 10:30 am at the funeral home with Pastor Forrest Kirchenbauer officiating. Military Honors provided by the American Legion and VFW. Burial will take place at Greenlawn Memory Gardens at a later date.
Memorials: Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or Grace Community Church, 900 Smith Rd, Fremont, OH 43420. Online Condolences: www.whhfh.com
Wonderly Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory
425 E. STATE ST. Fremont, OH 43420-4256
Published in the News-Messenger on Mar. 21, 2013