Obit: Rose Brugger, 79, of West Bend


August 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Rose H. Brugger (nee Marx), age 79 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Ivy Manor of West Bend with her family at her side.  She was born on November 25, 1937 in West Bend to Wilmer M. and Pauline R. (nee Emmer) Marx.  Rose married the late George “Bud” Brugger on May 12, 1956.

Rose worked for over 28 years at the Cedar Lake Home.  She was an active partner (volunteer) at St. Joseph’s Hospital for many years, forming many long lasting friendships.  Rose attended countless matches, games and events to cheer on her children and grandchildren over many years.  Rose was an avid Green Bay Packer fan.  One of her favorite places on earth was the Town of Barnes in Bayfield County, where her and Bud spent over 14 summers together fishing, golfing and entertaining countless family and friends.

Rose is survived by her cherished children; Bill (Karen) of Slinger, Tom (Sheryl) of Kewaskum, Jack (Kathy) of Slinger, Jill (Gerald) Dhein of West Bend and Jim (Janet) of West Bend, many adored grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She is further survived by her sister-in-law Bernice Breuer of West Bend and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.  Preceded in death by her parents, husband Bud, son Robert, brothers-in-law Walter Breuer, Joseph Altschaefl and sister in law Ruth Altschaefl.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 6 pm on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Holy Angels Catholic Church (138 N. 8th Ave., West Bend).  Visitation will be at the church only on Tuesday, August 29 from 3:00 pm until time of mass (6:00 pm).  Private Inurnment at Cedar Creek Cemetery.  Memorials are appreciated to Holy Angels School Trust or a charity of your choice.

The family would like to express a Special Thank You to her girls at Ivy Manor and to Dr. Herdrich, Dr. Mooney and Dr. Johnstone for all their exceptional care and concern.


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