Thursday Night
49°
Clear
Friday
75°
Sunny
Friday Night
53°
Mostly Clear
Saturday
76°
Partly Sunny
Saturday Night
55°
Partly Cloudy
8%
Sunday
80°
Chance Rain Showers
43%
Sunday Night
57°
Chance Rain Showers
51%
Monday
70°
Chance Rain Showers
52%
Monday Night
53°
Chance Rain Showers
39%
Tuesday
60°
Chance Rain Showers
34%
Tuesday Night
41°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
27%
3 Day
Extended
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Werner Bruggeman
Werner J. Bruggeman, 88, Maria Stein, passed away of natural causes on Feb. 9, 2014, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Dec. 13, 1925, in Coldwater, to the late Edward and Catherine (Buening) Bruggeman. On April 18, 1951, he was married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McCartyville to Dolores Barhorst, who survives.
Also surviving are 11 children, Gerald (Kathleen) Bruggeman, Celina, Carol (Philip) Borchers, Russia, Annette (Daniel) Heyne, Coldwater, Marcia Neff, Fort Recovery, Nancy (David) Unrast, Maria Stein, Anthony (Linda) Bruggeman, New Bremen, Mark Bruggeman, Dayton, Angela (Edward) Petty, Russia, Julia (Chad) Kaiser, Fort Recovery, Beverly Bruggeman, New Bremen, and Janel (Jeffrey) Selhorst, Coldwater; 39 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren; five siblings, Velma (Leonard) Dietz, St. Marys, Virginia Bruggeman, Portland, Ind., Mary Pierron, Osgood, Howard (Marlene) Bruggeman, Maria Stein, and Larry and Becky Bruggeman, Maria Stein; sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris Bruggeman, Maria Stein, Kay Bruggeman, St. Marys, Clarissa Barhorst, Russia, Clarissa Brinkman, Missouri, Lavern Schmit, Celina, Joseph (Wilma) Barhorst, Coldwater, Clarence Barhorst, Botkins, Marilyn (Ralph) Meyer, Coldwater, Emily Subler, Versailles, Ivo Braun, Portland, Ind., and Martha (Richard) Subler, New Bremen.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, David Neff; four brothers, his twin Virgil, Donald, and infants Edward and Harold Bruggeman; a sister, Eileen Otting; brothers-in-law, Joseph Pierron, Kenneth Otting and Lavern Bruggeman; and a sister-in-law, Mary Bruggeman.
He retired in 1973 from Beatrice Foods, New Bremen, where he had been employed 28 years. He also had worked for 14 years at Borchers Poultry in Russia. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. In his leisure time, he enjoyed playing the guitar and harmonica and entertaining his grandchildren at family gatherings.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Church in Maria Stein, the Rev. Gene Schnipke presiding. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-9:45 a.m. Friday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.
Additional obituaries on this date
Betty L. Beougher, 84, Celina, passed away Feb. 9, 2014, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Eunice S. Hay, 85, Coldwater, died Feb. 10, 2014, in St. Marys.
Services are [More]
Ralph Smith, 80, St. Marys, died Feb. 7, 2014, at Kindred Hospital, Lima.
Arr [More]
Karen L. Wetz, 60, died Feb. 3, 2014, in Coldwater.
She was born March 22, 19 [More]