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Margaret E. Bruess

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Margaret E. Bruess Obituary
Bruess, Margaret E.

Margaret E. Bruess, 88, Mosinee, died peacefully on Monday, February 11, 2013 at Cedar Ridge Elder Services after a long illness.

She was born in Wausau on January 15, 1925 to the late Martin and Elsie (Brahm) Christensen. She married the love of her life, John Bruess, on June 24, 1944 in Wausau.

She was a lifelong member of Grace United Church of Christ where she enjoyed the Merri Hearts Club. She also enjoyed golf, bowling, spending time at the cottage and walking her constant companion, her dog Peanut. She also enjoyed family card games where she kept everyone laughing. She was a generous, loving person who made a friend of everyone she met.

Survivors include her son, Michael (Penny) Bruess of Kronenwetter; grandson Andy (Leah) Bruess; granddaughter Heather (Paul) Bartnik of Mosinee, great-grandchildren Kaley, Elllie and Eli Bruess and Jena and Kiley Bartnik.

She was preceded in death by her husband John; parents, Martin and Elsie Christensen and brother Robert Christensen.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Grace United Church of Christ, 535 South Third Avenue, Wausau. Rev. Wayne Drueck will officiate. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

Brainard Funeral Home - Everest Chapel , 5712 Memorial Court, Weston is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be given at

Special thank you for the wonderful care Margaret received from the staff at Cedar Ridge and the hospice nurses.

Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Feb. 13, 2013
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