ALFRED “BUD” BRUGGINK JR.

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 Feb. 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 Sept. 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 to Glenbeulah.

In addition to working on the farm, Bud worked for the Kohler Co. 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 and 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 brotherin law, Herbert (Edna) Heiden; and a sisterin 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 noon Saturday, March 23, at the Schneider Funeral Home, 123 South St., Plymouth, with the Rev. Thomas Burton officiating. Burial will follow in the Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

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.

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.


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