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Alvin "Shorty" Brueggen
Alvin "Shorty" Brueggen

Alvin "Shorty" Brueggen

August 15, 2020

Alvin "Shorty" A. Brueggen passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. He was born on February 9, 1935, in Rice Lake, WI. to Anthony and Marie (Jensen) Brueggen.

Shorty was married to Esther M. Nichols on September 26, 1964. Together they raised six children. Shorty enjoyed spending time with family, driving horses, dancing, camping, hunting, fishing, and reading.

Shorty was an extremely hard worker having many jobs through-out the years including driving semi, changing tires, bullet making, and then after twenty-five years at Master Craft Industries he retired at the age of 74.

He is survived by his wife, Esther of Rice Lake; daughters, Michelle (Monte) Hunt of Barron, Darla Zappa of Eau Claire, Cheryl (Cory) Mullikin of Barron, and Paula (Keith) Johnson of Cumberland; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sister, Anna Marie Hulbert; brothers, Wilford (Dixie) Brueggen, and Jerome (Dorothy) Brueggen; along with several nieces and nephews.

Shorty is preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Marie Brueggen; a daughter, Vickie Burke; two sons, Walter ‘Bud’ Vaughn, Ronald Brueggen; granddaughter, Whitney Brueggen; great-grandson, Haidden Henrichsmeyer; two brothers, Arthur Brueggen , and LaVerne Brueggen; and three sisters, Elvera Petrofske, Verna Williams, and Rosemary Holman.

In lieu of a funeral service, a Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 21, 2020, at the Anderson Park (large pavilion) in Barron, WI. from 2:00-6:00 pm. Prayer and sharing of memories will be at 3:00 pm.

Visitation

Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 21, 2020, at the Anderson Park (large pavilion) in Barron, WI. from 2:00-6:00 pm. Prayer and sharing of memories will be at 3:00 pm.

Service

Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 21, 2020, at the Anderson Park (large pavilion) in Barron, WI. from 2:00-6:00 pm. Prayer and sharing of memories will be at 3:00 pm.

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Condolences

  • Barry Michael Stipe I'm sorry I could not make it today, Thinking of your familes in these hard times. Barry Stipe

    August 21 at 6:44pm

  • Sam I love you, grandpa. You were the best. I miss you tons already.

    August 19 at 9:11pm

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