Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
Alvin W. Bruggeman, 85, of Woodview Drive, Coldwater, died at 12:15 a.m. Jan. 16, 2007, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born March 29, 1921, in Cranberry Prairie, to Herman and Philomena Gerlach Bruggeman. On July 1, 1944, he married Alice Mae Bertke Bruggeman, who died April 6, 1994.
Survivors are three sons, Bill (Jana), Union City, Jack (Peg), Celina, and Doug (Janet), Centerville; four daughters, Linda (Bill) Otte, Atlanta, Ga., Marlene (Rich) Staugler, Canton, Marilyn (Rob) Vogel, Coldwater, and Deb (Mike) Mazzullo, Rochester, N.Y.; a brother, Sylvester, St. Henry; a sister, Esther Post, St. Henry; 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Fraternal Order of Eagles 3025, both of Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice.
Condolences can be sent at www.hogenkampfh.com.