Monday, September 18, 2017

Gerald “Jerry” Bruggeman (September 16, 2017)

Gerald “Jerry” Bruggeman, 81 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at The Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio.

Jerry was born August 6, 1936 in Maria Stein, Ohio to the late Aloys and Elizabeth (Miller) Bruggeman.

In addition to his parents, Jerry is preceded in death by his son, Ronald Bruggeman, his sisters, Rita, Marie, Dorothy, and Julie; and a brother, Alex.

Jerry was a 1954 graduate of Marion Local High School. He was a member of the Greenville Eagles Club and the Greenville Knights of Columbus. Jerry enjoyed throwing ball with his grandkids and playing with his dog. Jerry and his wife, Pat bowled for many years together on the Knights of Columbus mixed doubles team.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia (Frantz) Bruggeman of Greenville, whom he married on June 29, 1957; his son and daughter-in-law, John (Tommie) Bruggeman of Celina; his daughters and son-in-law, Kathy Kiser of Greenville, and Vicki (Dan) Longfellow of New Madison; his grandchildren, Kevin Bruggeman, Kate Wright, Bill Kiser, Myra Cattell, Ben Longfellow, and Eric Longfellow; 17 great grandchildren; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene (Norman) Stueve of Minster, and Barb (Dennis) Link of Maria Stein; a brother and sister-in-law, Art (Charlotte) Bruggeman of Maria Stein; brother-in-law, Ivo Link of St. Henry; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends may visit on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM following the visitation at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 North Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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